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

Messy With Art, 10:00am

5 & younger
Explore new textures and techniques as we use art materials in unusual ways!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger
Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 
 

Make Me a Machine, 11:00am

6 & older

Work with the Museum Educator and other participants to create an imaginary machine! Everyone will play a separate part that will combine together to make the machine move. 
Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate.

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

Ball Pool Swap & Drop, 11:30am

5 & younger
Collect all the balls from the Baby Steps ball pool for our daily Ball Pool Drop & Swap. Get ready to count down as we let loose new balls into the pool! 
 

Mural Wall Paining, 12:00pm

5 & younger
Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
 

Make Me a Machine, 12:00pm

6 & older

Work with the Museum Educator and other participants to create an imaginary machine! Everyone will play a separate part that will combine together to make the machine move. 
Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate.

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

Dance Party , 12:30pm

All ages

Dance to a variety of musical styles including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical, and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Kamishibai Storytelling, 12:30pm

All ages

Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern kawaii-inspired stories.

Dance Discovery with Broadway performer Angel Reed, 2:00pm

5 & older

Dance with us in a creative and exploratory environment set to live music with Angel Reed. Angel debuted in the original cast of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, where she was nominated for an Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer.

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

S.T.E.A.M Lab, 3:00pm

5 & younger
Watch things fizz, tinker with some toys and explore other experiments inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
 

Dance Discovery with Broadway performer Angel Reed, 3:00pm

5 & older

Dance with us in a creative and exploratory environment set to live music with Angel Reed. Angel debuted in the original cast of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, where she was nominated for an Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer.

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

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger
Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 
 

Boogie Down Break Week , 4:00pm

All ages

Make Me a Machine, 4:00pm

6 & older

Work with the Museum Educator and other participants to create an imaginary machine! Everyone will play a separate part that will combine together to make the machine move. 
Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate.

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

Dance Party , 4:30pm

All ages

Dance to a variety of musical styles including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical, and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Karaoke Superstars , 4:30pm

All ages

Pop in for some karaoke fun when Children’s Museum Educators take over the Hello From Japan! exhibit. Join in and sing along with familiar songs and pop favorites!

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