Chicago Playpen

Chicago Playpen Play-Learn-Imagine
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Who we are: The Chicago Playpen is a hands-on Edutainment facility for families. The goal is to enrich the lives of families with young children by providing a fun-filled, safe, and clean environment for children to learn, play, and imagine. What we do: While at Chicago Playpen our “Imagination Captains” will aid children in exploring various city themed installations. We employ “sneaky learning techniques” to encourage children to think critically and creatively. Installations include: a bank, salon, fire station, coffee house, construction site and a shopping boutique. Research has shown that the brain’s biggest growth spurt occurs in the first five years of life. Babies are born with all of their organs completely formed, except for their brain. Meaningful interaction, movement, talk, touch, and play, all have a noted effect on the wiring of a child’s brain. Early experiences like these cause synaptic connections in the brain to grow and literally shape sensational brains. Chicago Playpen has been created precisely to provide these early learning experiences.

Yum @krispykreme #summervibes #momstuff #hessocute  @ Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
08/12/2019

Yum @krispykreme #summervibes #momstuff #hessocute @ Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Mommy's Online
12/15/2018

Mommy's Online

When you first have children they talk about the challenges of parenting....the struggles of a baby waking in the night,
the toddler who won’t stay in their bed, the cost of childcare, injuries from sports...

Having to take off work to pick them up from school when they don’t feel well, helping them with homework, a messy house, the never ending laundry, the cost to buy school clothes, packing their lunches....

You watch their eyes light up on Christmas morning....and try to soak in the magic of those moments.

You coach them in sports, rushing to practices and ballgames...and tote them all over the country to let them play the game they love...no matter how exhausting or expensive it becomes.

Life is just so busy that you rarely even stop to think what the end of those days look like.

In fact, it’s not really even something you can wrap your mind around.

You go into it thinking that 18-20 years sounds like a long time....

Then suddenly hours turn into days...days into months...and months into years.

That little person that used to crawl up next to you in bed and cuddle up to watch cartoons...suddenly becomes this young adult who hugs you in the hallway as they come and go.

And the chaos and laughter that used to echo throughout your home....gets filled with silence and solitude.

You’ve learned how to parent a child who needs you to care for and protect them....but have no clue how the whole “letting go” thing is supposed to work.

So you hold on as tight as you can...wondering how time passed so quickly...feeling guilty that you missed something....

Because even though you had 20 years.....it just somehow doesn’t seem like it was enough.

You ask yourself so many questions...

Did you teach them the right lessons?
Did you read them enough books as a child?
Spend enough time playing with them?
How many school parties did you have to miss?
Do they really know how much you love them?
What could I have done better as a parent?

.....When it’s time for them to go, it all hits you like a ton of bricks.

And all you can do is pray....hope....and trust that God will protect them as they start to make their way into the world alone.

Parenting is by far the most amazing experience of your life....that at times leaves you exhilarated....while others leave you heartbroken.

But one thing is certain.....it’s never enough time...💕

So for all the parents with young children...who’s days are spent trying to figure out how to make it through the madness...
Exhausted day in and day out...

Soak. It. All. In.

Because one day....all those crazy days full of cartoons, snuggles, sleep overs, Christmas morning magic, ballgames, practices and late night dinners...

All come to an end.

And you’re left hoping that you did enough right, so that when they spread their wings....

They’ll fly...💕

Credit to the Amazing Author:
@MistyBrewerLee

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08/10/2018
06/30/2017
Chicago Playpen

Chicago Playpen

We've blown out our last candle, we are closing up shop. We want to thank you all for your support and patronage! It's been amazing! Looking forward to our new adventure, events by Chicago Playpen. Owl see you soon -Anika and the ChicagoPlaypen team

06/30/2017

We've blown out our last candle, we are closing up shop. We want to thank you all for your support and patronage! It's been amazing! Looking forward to our new adventure, events by Chicago Playpen. Owl see you soon -Anika and the ChicagoPlaypen team

Thank you QCDC we had a wonderful time during Bronzeville Summer Nights
06/17/2017

Thank you QCDC we had a wonderful time during Bronzeville Summer Nights

Happy birthday form Chicago Playpen #Anythemeyoucandream
06/11/2017

Happy birthday form Chicago Playpen #Anythemeyoucandream

#anythemeyoucandream We have a few available dates in June. Contact us soon!
05/24/2017

#anythemeyoucandream We have a few available dates in June. Contact us soon!

We've got ears say cheers! Happy birthday Melo #anythemeyoucandream
05/22/2017

We've got ears say cheers! Happy birthday Melo #anythemeyoucandream

05/09/2017
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We ❤️ this mommy and baby!

ADORABLE: Kerry and her 1-year-old daughter Jayde have been sharing "salon talk" moments together that are melting the internet's heart. http://7ny.tv/2qUkRqm

We are ready to party with you! #anythemeyoucandream
05/07/2017

We are ready to party with you! #anythemeyoucandream

Your baby days are almost done, look who just turned 1 #anythemeyoucandream
05/06/2017

Your baby days are almost done, look who just turned 1 #anythemeyoucandream

Big kids supporting the little kids #imadancer
05/03/2017

Big kids supporting the little kids #imadancer

04/26/2017
$50 off your next celebration  — We love a good party, and would love to plan one for you! During the month of April we ...
04/15/2017
$50 off your next celebration

$50 off your next celebration — We love a good party, and would love to plan one for you! During the month of April we are discounting all first birthdays. We have a few party dates still available, contact us with your theme and let our team take it from there.

Happy celebrating,
The Chicago Playpen team

We love a good party, and would love to plan one for you! During the month of April we are discounting all first birthdays. We have a few party dates still available, contact us with your theme and let our team take it from there. Happy celebrating, The Chicago Playpen team

How sweet, we ❤️strawberry shortcake #anythemeyoucandream
04/14/2017

How sweet, we ❤️strawberry shortcake #anythemeyoucandream

Yoga fun for everyone, well almost everyone. Classes Thursday evenings 5:30 pm for 5 - 9 year olds #chicagoplaypen #kids...
04/13/2017

Yoga fun for everyone, well almost everyone. Classes Thursday evenings 5:30 pm for 5 - 9 year olds #chicagoplaypen #kids #chicagokids #anythemeyoucandream

Yoga does a body good......even little bodies! Join us for the next class, Thursday evenings @ 5:30
04/13/2017

Yoga does a body good......even little bodies! Join us for the next class, Thursday evenings @ 5:30

Chase and Marshall make great additions to any PAW PATROL party. Ask about our April promotions
04/09/2017

Chase and Marshall make great additions to any PAW PATROL party. Ask about our April promotions

We have the cutest villains! Ask about our April promotion! #anythemeyoucandream
04/04/2017

We have the cutest villains! Ask about our April promotion! #anythemeyoucandream

Happy birthday Cristina Jae we had a great day celebrating with you. #anythemeyoucandream #chicagoplaypen #chicagokids #...
04/01/2017

Happy birthday Cristina Jae we had a great day celebrating with you. #anythemeyoucandream #chicagoplaypen #chicagokids #kids

April showers = indoor parties 🎈🎈up to $50 off. Book soon dates will fill up quickly.#anythemeyoucandream #firstbirthday...
03/31/2017

April showers = indoor parties 🎈🎈up to $50 off. Book soon dates will fill up quickly.#anythemeyoucandream #firstbirthday #chicagoplaypen #chicagokids #kids #chicagobirthday

We have ears....say cheers! Happy birthday Amir #chicagoplaypen #anythemeyoucandream #firstbirthday
03/28/2017

We have ears....say cheers! Happy birthday Amir #chicagoplaypen #anythemeyoucandream #firstbirthday

Chicago Playpen's cover photo
03/27/2017

Chicago Playpen's cover photo

Chicago Playpen's cover photo
03/27/2017

Chicago Playpen's cover photo

Chicago Playpen's cover photo
03/27/2017

Chicago Playpen's cover photo

Fun times at Chicago Playpen. We make smiles happen! #anythemeyoucandream
03/26/2017

Fun times at Chicago Playpen. We make smiles happen! #anythemeyoucandream

Happy birthday Amir we had a blast celebrating with you. #anythemeyoucandream
03/26/2017

Happy birthday Amir we had a blast celebrating with you. #anythemeyoucandream

Emoji fun, happy birthday Tiana. Book your next celebration with us. #anythemeyoucandream
03/19/2017

Emoji fun, happy birthday Tiana. Book your next celebration with us. #anythemeyoucandream

Thanks to super Hampton for partying with Chicago playpen, we had a super time. #anythemeyoucandream
03/07/2017

Thanks to super Hampton for partying with Chicago playpen, we had a super time. #anythemeyoucandream

Due to high enrollment, Bronzeville Academy of Dance has opened up 3 New Classes! Monday 7:00-8:00, Ballet/Jazz 6-9 yrs ...
02/22/2017

Due to high enrollment, Bronzeville Academy of Dance has opened up 3 New Classes!

Monday 7:00-8:00, Ballet/Jazz 6-9 yrs
Saturday 10:00-11:00, Ballet IA 6-10 yrs
Saturday 11:00-12:00, Beg. Hip hop 6-10 yrs

Tuition is available in either a one time payment, or a 4 month payment plan, with a possible sibling discount.

One time payment:
�1 class/week- $270, $65 recital fee
�2 classes/week- $500, $90 recital fee

4 month plan payment plan:
�1 class/week- $70 per month, $65 recital fee
�2 classes/week- $120 per month, $90 recital fee

Classes begin February 25th and run until June 4th, ending with a recital. Come join our dance family! Email Ms. Lizzi at [email protected] to register.

Thanks for coming we had a ball creating with you! Yummy 😋- #cakepops
02/19/2017

Thanks for coming we had a ball creating with you! Yummy 😋- #cakepops

We can't wait to create with you. Join us or drop your kid off for a night of creative deliciousness! February 18th we w...
02/17/2017

We can't wait to create with you. Join us or drop your kid off for a night of creative deliciousness! February 18th we will be hosting a cake pop event where your child will learn how to create and decorate cake pops to be judged and best of all eaten! Tickets are $25 per child.
Call or email for more information.
773.268.2899

Just Pop In with Just Poppin this Saturday!Chicago Playpen and Just Poppin are teaming up to teach you and your child an...
02/17/2017

Just Pop In with Just Poppin this Saturday!
Chicago Playpen and Just Poppin are teaming up to teach you and your child an exclusive way to create and decorate Cake Pops! Drop your kid off or stick around! Best Cake Pop wins prize! Call for more details 773.268.2899

Just Pop In with Just Poppin this Saturday!Chicago Playpen and Just Poppin are teaming up to teach you and your child an...
02/17/2017

Just Pop In with Just Poppin this Saturday!
Chicago Playpen and Just Poppin are teaming up to teach you and your child an exclusive way to create and decorate Cake Pops! Drop your kid off or stick around! Best Cake Pop wins prize! Call for more details 773.268.2899

Parents Night Out Cake Pop BattleJoin us or drop your kid off for a night of creative deliciousness! February 18th we wi...
02/15/2017

Parents Night Out Cake Pop Battle
Join us or drop your kid off for a night of creative deliciousness! February 18th we will be hosting a cake pop event where your child will learn how to create and decorate cake pops to be judged and best of all eaten! Tickets are $25 per child.
Call or email for more information.
773.268.2899

Happy birthday Sophie
02/05/2017

Happy birthday Sophie

Sesame Street party is on the way
02/04/2017

Sesame Street party is on the way

"Parents Night Out" February 11th 6PM-9PM Celebrate winter with our favorite snow queen and princess. Sing alongside Els...
01/12/2017

"Parents Night Out" February 11th 6PM-9PM Celebrate winter with our favorite snow queen and princess. Sing alongside Elsa and Anna as we craft, face paint and dine. $35 per child

Join us for Play time this Friday.
01/11/2017

Join us for Play time this Friday.

Add a desert table to your party....,yes they taste as good as they look!
01/03/2017

Add a desert table to your party....,yes they taste as good as they look!

Complimentary hot chocolate bar when you book your January celebration! Offer expires 1.31.17
12/19/2016

Complimentary hot chocolate bar when you book your January celebration! Offer expires 1.31.17

Happy birthday fireman Kaden. Let Chicago Playpen host your next celebration!
12/17/2016

Happy birthday fireman Kaden. Let Chicago Playpen host your next celebration!

Happy holidays from Chicago Playpen!
12/15/2016

Happy holidays from Chicago Playpen!

Happy birthday Noah, you're one in a Minion!
12/11/2016

Happy birthday Noah, you're one in a Minion!

Address

908 E 47th St
Chicago, IL
60653

Chicago Playpen is easily accessible via the CTA Route #47 bus

General information

*Planned Curriculum: Excellent space for school field trips *Classes (Eco-crafts, Science, other enrichment classes) *Themed Birthday Parties *Retail:We carry a fantastic selection of well-loved toys, books, and room accessories

Opening Hours

Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(773) 268-2899

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