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Gymtime is located at:

1520 York Avenue

New York, NY 10028

Phone: (212) 861-7732

Fax: (212) 861-8901

Mar
05
2015

Inside the Classroom: Sensory Table

SHARED by: Maria Mavrides, Head Twos Teacher, Early Learning Foundations Preschool

If I had to pick one material I couldn’t live without, I would have to say my sensory table. Every two weeks I switch the materials inside the table to create new interest and challenges. Some examples of the materials I use are: sand, [...]

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Mar
03
2015

Art Project: Foaming Paint

SHARED by: Jessica Hayward, Head Teacher of Art and PEP

Mixing science with art can be a ton of fun! Follow these steps for a bubbling good time!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Paints Watercolors or Food Coloring Paper Baking Soda Vinegar Paint Brushes Cups WHAT YOU’LL DO: In one cup, mix watercolors with vinegar. In another [...]

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Feb
27
2015

Family Fun: March Events in NYC

We got through January and February together, and now March is here! Hopefully the worst of winter is over, but regardless,  we’ll keep you going with these family friendly events taking place across New York City.

Sunday, March 1 at 8:30a.m. American Girl at the Rink in Rockefeller Center at Rockefeller Center Have some [...]

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Feb
26
2015

In the Classroom Series: Dramatic Play Station

SHARED by: Ms.Keri and Elena, Head Twos Teachers at Early Learning Foundations Preschool

The most important learning materials in our classroom are the props in the dramatic play area. We have a kitchen, dress-up clothes, hats, telephones, food, babies and other realistic pretend objects. The children often reenact what they see and hear at home. [...]

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Feb
23
2015

Book Review: ‘The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend’

SHARED by: Katherine Grier, Librarian at York Avenue Preschool

The coveted Caldecott Medal was recently awarded to The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. In addition to being very deserving of a Caldecott because it is a story with a ton of soul and gorgeous illustrations, the book captured my heart because it brought [...]

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