EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day

EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day

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Step into CMOM’s EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day exhibit and experience interactive ways for families to create a healthier lifestyle together. All activities and information based on the latest medical and behavioral research. Learn the essential facts and skills to make simple changes to build a strong and healthy future.
• Having a hard time getting your child to eat fruits and vegetables?
• Is your child’s bedtime getting later and later?
• Worried about the amount of physical activity your child is getting?

The Decision Center
Discover games and simple family routines that support and develop your brain’s ability to make healthier choices.

Consequences
Crawl through a giant digestive system, follow nutrients into the body and pump a giant heart.

The Sleep Center
Discover why nothing can replace sleep for good health and disease prevention.

Play Center
Learn the power of pedaling, dancing, running, bouncing and jumping together as a family.

NYC Green Cart
Meet the Super Sprowtz, a team of super-powered vegetable heroes and explore the benefits of fruits and vegetables at this giant NYC Green Cart.

 

Learn more about EatSleepPlay™: A CMOM Health Initiative.

Read the the Hunter College School of Urban Public Health evaluation of CMOM’s EatSleepPlay™ exhibition: Click here to download PDF »
• Read the evaluation's Executive Summary: Click here to download PDF »

EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day is funded by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund; the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency; Goldman Sachs Gives and the Joan Ganz Cooney Fund at the New York Community Trust.

Induction Loop Picture
A T-coil compatible induction loop is available where the sign is posted. Induction loops operate in the exhibition at the following components: Hullabaloo, Royal Flush, Stomach and Super Sprowtz™ videos.

 

Follow the Sprowtz!

Meet the Super Sprowtz, a team of super-powered vegetable heroes and explore the benefits of fruits and vegetables at this giant NYC Green Cart.

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Little Artist: Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus!, 10:00am

4 & younger

Octopuses have two eyes and eight arms.  They don’t have a skeleton but they protect themselves with an expulsion of ink!  Read Julie Mark’s picture book Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus.  Create an octopus and design clothes for the eight-armed creature!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new descriptive vocabulary, process of creation sensory exploration, color and shape recognition, creative expression.
 

Duke Ellington: Big Band Instrument Making, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 2pm
Edward “Duke” Ellington was not only a talented jazz performer, but also a composer and the conductor of his own Big Band. Many of the famous pieces of jazz we know today – known as ‘standards’ – were written by Duke for his band, and for the specific talents of his musicians. Inspired by the individual style of these talented performers, build your own musical instruments similar to the ones you hear in Duke Ellington’s music.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Record Spin Art, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 2pm
Explore how records and influenced the spread of jazz and its culture through the Harlem Renaissance. Visitors will then create jazz inspired spin-art records.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Swept Away: When Water Meets Sand, 10:30am

4 & younger

10:30am - 4pm
Explore how water changes ecosystems with our new Erosion Table! Discover water’s power on Earth’s surface by creating rivers and lakes through sand.
 

Thinking Like a Composer: Understanding Sheet Music (Demo), 11:00am

All ages

Music is made up of notes of different pitches, from low to high. An important characteristic of jazz music is that these notes are arranged in unusual rhythms. Examine a historic score sheet by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams. Then match the sounds that you hear with notes on the paper and create your own score.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Lincoln Center Atrium: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – Repeat the Beat: Tap Your Feet , 11:00am

All ages

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is thought to be the most famous tap dancer of the 20th century.  His style transitioned from a soft and flat-footed shuffling motion to a delicate and precise art; making him celebrated for his light and exacting footwork. Design your own tap shoes to create rhythms with our feet!  
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Little Artist: Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus!, 1:00pm

4 & younger

Octopuses have two eyes and eight arms.  They don’t have a skeleton but they protect themselves with an expulsion of ink!  Read Julie Mark’s picture book Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus.  Create an octopus and design clothes for the eight-armed creature!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new descriptive vocabulary, process of creation sensory exploration, color and shape recognition, creative expression.
 

Experiment with Pitch (Demo), 1:30pm

All ages

Join our old fashioned “jug band” while experimenting with sound effects. Blow across the opening of the bottle to produce the lowest or highest sounds to learn about pitch. Does the shape of the bottle affect the sound you make?  What kind of sounds can you produce without water? Can you create notes by adding different amounts of water in each bottle?
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Johnathan Blake, 3:00pm

All ages

Appearing in over 50 albums, Johnathan Blake is a powerful composer, drummer and band leader.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.
 

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Johnathan Blake, 4:00pm

All ages

Appearing in over 50 albums, Johnathan Blake is a powerful composer, drummer and band leader.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

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