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

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – Repeat the Beat: Tap Your Feet, 10:00am

All ages

10am  4:45pm
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.
 

EatPlayGrow™: My 5 Senses, 10:00am

4 & younger

Using a mixture of textured collage materials, children and adults will create unique masks that help build teach and emphasize the importance of using all five senses when making food choices. Can you name all the senses?
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; develop shape and color recognition, sensory awareness and creative expression.
 

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

All ages

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 (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.
 

All Jazzed Up Performance: Live Piano Music - Hila Kulik, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 3pm
Having performed worldwide and a masters student at Queens College, Hila Kulik won first prize in the Israel "Jazz Player of the Year Competition" in 2009, the Ran Baron scholarships at the Israeli Conservatory, the Sharet Scholarship at the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
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.

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).
 

EatPlayGrow™: My 5 Senses, 1:00pm

4 & younger

Using a mixture of textured collage materials, children and adults will create unique masks that help build teach and emphasize the importance of using all five senses when making food choices. Can you name all the senses?
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; develop shape and color recognition, sensory awareness and creative expression.
 

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.
 

SCENTsory Jars, 2:00pm

4 & younger

What’s that smell?! Did you know that scent memories are stored in our brains? Join us as we test our nose and brain by smelling various mystery items!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; develop smell recognition and sensory awareness.
 

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.

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