Babies delight in the process of exploration! Upbeat fun songs and activities encourage babies to sway and shake while making music. We stretch, jump, sing, dance and play then quiet down for a BIG story or enjoy a ride on the parachute! During our open play segment, movers play and socialize freely. Plus this 45 minute class has live musical accompaniment.
Eileen Levine was inspired to develop Creative Play for Kids after being disappointed with the “mommy and me” programs she and her son tried. Eileen wanted to find a class that best suited the needs of her and her son. She looked for one that had just the right mix of music and movement activities, was fun, had an enthusiastic teacher, and was affordable. Much to her surprise, she couldn’t find one. So with the encouragement of her mommy friends and husband, she created her own.
Having worked as a child development specialist and an early childhood educator, Eileen combined her professional experience and understanding of child development with her new found appreciation for what moms wanted from baby classes. She applied this to create an upbeat, dynamic, affordable, music and movement play program.
Creative Play for Kids first began in 2002 with one class per week in a downtown Greenwich Village location. Today, Creative Play for Kids is in multiple locations throughout Manhattan. In February 2005 Creative Play for Kids was featured on FOX 5’s Morning Show “Good Day New York.” In the spring of 2014, Eileen was featured as a developmental expert in a series of developmentally based on-line videos for Parents Magazine.
Today, Eileen continues to teach the Creative Play for Kids classes. Additionally, she has hired several wonderfully talented musicians; all of whom bring their individual talents to Creative Play for Kids.