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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is PlayThinks?
    PlayThinks is a sensory learning center with an innovative educational design that has created an inclusive learning model, enabling people of all ages and abilities to improve their quality of life.
  • What services do you provide?
    PlayThinks is hosts a wide range of services for the West Rogers Park community. We have a full-day and half-day educational services including Limudei Kodesh and Limudei Chol. We also host drop-ins! Come enjoy our space with your family. We host a wide variety of entertainment and novelties for all children.
  • What is Feuersteins Instrumental Enrichment (FIE)?
    Developed by renowned psychologist Prof. Reuven Feuerstein, the Feuerstein Method has been proven to help learners of all ages improve how they learn. Prof. Feuerstein was revolutionary in his work that demonstrated that cognitive ability is not static; according to Prof. Feuerstein, a person’s cognitive ability is able to be developed using certain strategies. The Feuerstein Method combines specially designed “instruments” (learning activities) and mediation (the verbal give and take discussing the activity that enhances the learning experience). Using this combination, learners can learn how to work with others, think strategically, communicate effectively, anticipate the results of his/her actions, and more. Used in more than 40 countries, the theories of Prof. Feuerstein have been implemented in schools, clinical settings, and in afterschool enrichment settings for over half a century.
  • When is PlayThinks Open?
    PlayThinks hours are: Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm ​​Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm Sunday: 9:00am - 12:30pm If you would like to come in for drop-ins and open play, please call ahead of time or reserve time online through our website! Times are updated weekly.
  • Are Masks Required?
    Masks are not required. PlayThinks enforces and abides the CDC and Chicago Public School guidelines.
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