EatSleepPlay™

EatSleepPlay™

“I am thrilled that the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is working on the Eat Sleep Play initiative, and I want to thank you for your commitment to improving the health of our Nation’s children. . .” —Michelle Obama

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Making sure children eat healthy, get enough sleep and exercise is one of the biggest struggles facing parents. With obesity rates skyrocketing – and its tremendous impact on healthcare costs – the health and well-being of our children has never been more important. But getting kids to eat healthier foods, turn off the TV, engage in more physical activity and ensure they get the right amount of sleep can be a challenge.

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has a long history of engaging families, caregivers, teachers and researchers through our exhibits, programming, cultural events and community outreach.

EatSleepPlay™: A CMOM Health Initiative is a national, comprehensive, arts & literacy health-based project that uses creative and fun ways to engage children and their parents. CMOM supports families in making simple changes in the area of nutrition, sleep and active play to build a healthy mindset and positive, lifelong habits.

EatSleepPlay™: A CMOM Health Initiative includes a new permanent health exhibit at CMOM, and exhibit replication plans for national distribution with small museums and community centers; a new early childhood obesity prevention curriculum; family health programs at the Museum; obesity prevention outreach programs in high-need communities; professional development programs for childcare providers, health professionals and teachers; and evaluation findings that will help inform policy and practice.

The Initiative is guided by an esteemed national committee of medical experts, researchers, health and museum professionals, and community-based educators.

EatSleepPlay™: A CMOM Health Initiative is funded, in part, by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund; the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency; Goldman Sachs Gives; W.K. Kellogg Foundation; the United Way of New York City; the Joan Ganz Cooney Fund at the New York Community Trust; and Amherst Foundation.

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

 

Dynamic H2O Science Labs, 11:00am

6 & older

Engineer a miniature aqueduct system, clean water through natural filtration, search for pollutants and other chemicals in water or create prints to explore the diverse sea life found in New York City’s rivers.

11am-4pm

Jam Band, 11:30am

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.

Parachute Play, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Haja: The Bird Who Was Afraid to Fly with Julia Jordon Kamanda, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Celebrate world music and learn about the element of rhythm with the author of Haja: The Bird Who Was Afraid to Fly! West Africa's vibrant colors and sounds come to life in the tale of a small bird who must face her biggest fear. Meet singer-songwriter and "Music Mommy", Julia Jordan Kamanda as she shares the story and music from Haja's world.

Create a paper cup drum with Julia Jordon Kamanda, 2:00pm

6 & older

Celebrate world music and learn about the element of rhythm with the author of Haja: The Bird Who Was Afraid to Fly! Meet singer-songwriter, Julia Jordan Kamanda as she helps you create a paper cup drum inspired by the music in her story.

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Seashell Exploration, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Seashells come in all shapes, colors and sizes.  Investigate various types of seashells using magnifying glasses. What do they have in common? How are they different?

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

 

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