Big Brooklyn Playdate at Brooklyn Central Library

When do children have the opportunity to explore the wonders of shredded paper? All too infrequently...

When do children have the opportunity to explore the wonders of shredded paper? All too infrequently...

The Big Brooklyn Playdate is coming this Wednesday April 29! Parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 3 years can come to Brooklyn's Central Library, Dweck Center, the lower level of the Main Branch at Grand Army Plaza, from 10:30 am – 12 pm. 

The potential of the humble cardboard box for making real and heartfelt connections is boundless.

The potential of the humble cardboard box for making real and heartfelt connections is boundless.

The Big Brooklyn Playdate is a wonderful and unique event for Brooklyn, which includes a wide range of fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy. Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child’s favorite toys.  Here are some resources the Brooklyn Public Library has compiled referencing reading and playing with your child.

So clearly Not a Box, in this case. And so wonderful to see beautiful parent/child connections happening through play.

So clearly Not a Box, in this case. And so wonderful to see beautiful parent/child connections happening through play.

Find & Seek will facilitate an area at the event that will focus on threading wire through reused plastic bottle caps, to continue the exploration we started at Materials Day. We got a great response from children and families who were interested in handling the many colors of caps we had compiled, and who wanted to make snake or necklace-like strands of caps, which could be hung from a structure we made of PVC. At the Big Brooklyn Playdate we will host Part 2 of our Cap House.

Find & Seek at Materials Day. We will continue the conversation with caps at the Big Brooklyn Playdate on April 29.

Find & Seek at Materials Day. We will continue the conversation with caps at the Big Brooklyn Playdate on April 29.