ATTRACTIONS IN BERGEN COUNTY NJ
AND THINGS TO DO IN BERGEN COUNTY NJ
At THE BIG PLAYHOUSE, we focus on the good old-fashioned dramatic play with real lifestyle communities using dolls, trucks and many other imaginary props. Our goal is to encourage children to participate in dramatic play and build their social skills in a setting that simulates real-world situations.
Open Play hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Mondays through Fridays.
THE BIG PLAYHOUSE is a custom-built open play area, which was created to replicate a traditional downtown mini city called AT MAIN. Each play structure is outfitted with costumes, furniture and toys to enhance your child's imaginative play experience through GOOD OLDE-FASHIONED DRAMATIC PLAY. Here your child will be able to
*Suit-up in uniform at the Construction Site
*Whip up sweet treats and favorite dishes at CAFÉ AT MAIN
*Conduct check ups on their dollies or special stuffed animals in our DOCTOR’S OFFICE AT MAIN
*Stock shelves in THE FRESH MARKET AT MAIN
*Visit our barnyard and meet all our puppet farm animals including TJ and let your imagination run wild
*Stop by our little library called BARNYARD LIBRARY, located right next to our Barnyard
*Simply "puttering around at home" in our version of a cottage residence called THE VILLAGE.
In addition to the play village, we offer various toys for the children to enjoy around the space while parents/caregivers play along; or browse our little boutique called BOUTIQUE J or use the complimentary WI-FI to fit in some work.
The children will have the opportunity to explore our amazing attractions with other children their age.
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THE BIG PLAYHOUSE includes three main areas inspired by a series of children's books written by the owner, Larine Baratta, who formerly owned a Goddard School. The areas include a barnyard from "Horsing Around in the Barnyard," a village from "A Day in Our Little Village" and a main street-style area from "Meet Me at Main."
Smiling characters from Baratta's books who also represent a diverse mix of cultural and ethnic backgrounds adorn the walls of The Big Playhouse. That falls into the whole idea of encouraging kids to deal with people different from themselves.
This Mommy and Me / Daddy and me provides a great experience for you and your child. Your children will be only a hug away from their parents at all times.
Your child(ren) can bring their favorite doll or adopt-a-BABY for the day.
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