Parent Workshops

Parent Workshops

Have CMOM staff meet with your PTA, parent coordinators, or interested parents to explore ways to take creative learning home. All workshops are hands-on and can be scheduled at CMOM or at your site. Come away with ideas about resources throughout the city and how to take better advantage of those in your neighborhood. Alternative workshops are available and can be switched with those recommended below.

Early Learning

Little learners have big ideas.Learn how to build a supportive environment as they stretch their imaginations.

Workshop: Understand how children learn through their senses through a series of messy art projects.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00
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Healthy Living Childhood

Obesity rates continue to rise across the country and families can make a difference. Parents make important choices about what foods are being eaten while still needing to keep a healthy budget.

Workshop: Learn ways to make shopping cooking and eating together fun.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00 
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Art at Home

Art can sometimes seem as if it is something found only in a museum but art is about having a creative eye for details.

Workshop: Experiment with materials that can be found in the home including biodegradable packing materials, disposable take out packages and more to inspire creative use of everyday objects.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00
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Science in the Kitchen

Science is everywhere and with just a few key ingredients parents can set up their own “lab” in the kitchen.

Workshop: Experiment with a variety of ingredients in the kitchen to make things change color, float, produce a gas and even erupt.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00
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Beyond the Book

Books are just the beginning of the story. Explore ways to make connections

Workshop: Make artistic creations based on award winning children’s book illustrators and look for others ways to make connections to the books your child reads.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00 
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Using Museums as Resources

New York City has well over 300 museums and each has something unique to offer. Learn how to navigate museum resources to find educational materials right for your child.

Workshop: “Curate” an exhibition to examine how museums organize their collections.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00 
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Special Needs

Discover new opportunities to support your child’s learning needs at home and school.

Workshop: Explore a variety of creative activities that use hands-on sensory exploration to encourage self confidence and independence.
Number of Participants: Up to 25
Session Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: $300.00
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Calendar

Ella Fitzgerald: Learn to Improvise! , 10:00am

All ages

10am - 445pm
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz vocalist, known during the Harlem Renaissance for her impressive vocal range and her unique style of sung improvisation known as ‘scat’. Learn how music is a form of self expression, from performance to post-production. Sing along with Lady Ella in your own style to experiment with improvisation. Record your unique rendition on an iPad, and use technology to alter the way your voice sounds. Save your finished product to our sound cloud and download it at home!

This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Literacy: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, 10:00am

4 & younger

Be inspired by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom the children's book written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert to create an alphabet collage!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary, color and shape recognition, creative expression & process of creation.
 

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.

All Jazzed Up Performance: Live Piano Music - Gregory Chen, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 3pm
Award-winning pianist, Gregory Chen, a Manhattan School of Music alumnus, has taught music at Afro Latin Jazz Academy of Music, City College of New York and in various schools within the New York City Public Schools.  He’s also performed in venues such as Symphony Space in New York City, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and The Jazz Showcase in Chicago IL.
Get into the swing of things with live music provided by a jazz pianist from the Manhattan School of Music! This program is part of our Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Live Piano Music!, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 3pm

Get into the swing of things with live music provided by a jazz pianist selected by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem!
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.

Colorful Ribbon Dancing, 11:30am

4 & younger

Use brightly colored ribbon sticks to make designs in the air. Move your body as you listen to music and follow its rhythm.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Developing gross motor 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)

Literacy: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, 1:00pm

4 & younger

Be inspired by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom the children's book written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert to create an alphabet collage!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary, color and shape recognition, creative expression & process of creation.
 

Dance the Lindy Hop (Demo), 1:30pm

All ages

Learn to do the Lindy Hop by moving your feet to the arrangement of basic tap steps. Try to tap your feet fast or slow to a variety of rhythms or tempo. Can you create your own step combinations?

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)

Skit Scat Stories & Songs!, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to iconic performances of jazz music and then read books about the ‘Jazz Legends’ who performed them.

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.

Colorful Ribbon Dancing, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Use brightly colored ribbon sticks to make designs in the air. Move your body as you listen to music and follow its rhythm.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Developing gross motor skills and learn to be part of a group.
 

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