“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” -Charles Schaefer
Play is an essential (and fun!) part of child development. At Bubbles Academy, we incorporate play into everything we do and are dedicated to providing a safe and engaging space for child-directed freestyle play. Parent or caregiver supervision is required. If you are bringing multiple children in different age groups, please contact us for help determining the best fit for your child’s open play or loose parts lab visit.
Ages 0-2 Years
Families with children ages 0-2 are welcome to join us for Open Play in our softly carpeted Meadow Room. This Open Play room is stocked with balls, blocks, tunnels climbing toys and materials designed specifically for babies, crawlers and early walkers. Toys and materials have been curated to foster your young child’s gross motor development, sensory awareness, imagination and social skills.
Ages 3-6 Years
Families with children ages 3-6 years old are welcome to join us in our Loose Parts Lab for open-ended exploration of natural materials, play dough, sensory art and more! These toys and materials have been curated for fine motor development, open-ended learning, encouraging socialization, imagination and creativity.
2184 North Elston
Chicago, IL 60614
We offer you access to a compassionate team of teaching artists; a bright community of families to form lifelong friendships with, and overall piece of mind that the experiences enjoyed with us invaluably contribute to your child’s growth, happiness and confidence.