Open Play

Open Play

Open Play at 2184 N. Elston!  

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.

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.

Open Play hours for ages 0-2:

  • Monday – Friday from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Sunday check our mobile app or facebook page for occasional additional open play hours on Saturday afternoons and Sundays.

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.

Open Play hours for ages 3-6:

  • Monday – Friday from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Open Play visits may be purchased for $12 for a single visit
Single-child punch cards are $60 for 6 visits
Multiple-child punch cards are $100 for 6 visits
*Unlimited open play or loose parts lab visits are included in auto-pay memberships and preschool tuition.
*Flexible class-packs include free open play on the day of your class visit and $6 open play on other days during the term of your class pack.

Open Play
"Tunnels, inflatables and climbable foam structures beckon kids to various nature-themed rooms." — TimeOut Chicago