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.

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CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
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Romare Bearden - My World as Colorful Melodies, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Artist Romare Bearden was deeply influenced by jazz music and often listened to it while making art. Listen to jazz as you create a work of art inspired by Romare Bearden’s collage techniques.
 

Messy with Art: Watercolor Panting, 10:00am

4 & younger

Create artwork inspired by your emotions while listening to music!
 

Chanukkah: Dreidel Garland, 10:45am

4 & younger

Design your own dreidel garland to decorate for the Chanukkah season.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Chanukkah: Dreidel Garland, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Design your own dreidel garland to decorate for the Chanukkah season.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 1:45pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

CMOM’s Christmas Tree Ornaments, 2:00pm

All ages

2pm- 4:45pm

Design ornaments inspired by Christmas traditions from around the world! Display your finished ornament on the evolving CMOM Christmas tree located in our main entrance. 

Magnetic Attraction, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Explore different materials and discover why some items are magnetic using our special magnet board.
 

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.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

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