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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Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

CMOM'S New York Treasures Scavenger Hunt, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm

Search for hidden New York treasures throughout CMOM’s five floors of interactive exhibitions in a daily scavenger hunt this summer. Learn fun facts about NYC’s most famous attractions and cultural institutions along the way. Each hidden New York treasure will give you clues to solve a secret message and win a small prize!  
 

Messy with Art: Mud Painting, 10:00am

5 & younger

Create paint made of mud and design vibrant artwork inspired by the Earth!

Way Down Underground: Pop-up Water Science, 10:30am

All ages

10:30am – 4:00pm
Weather Permitting

With support from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, join CMOM educators for some pop-up water experiments and story times in CMOM’s outdoor water exhibit City Splash. Learn about where your water comes from and where it goes as we explore NYC way down underground.
 

Movement & Melodies, 10:30am

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Meet the Author: Turtle and Me with Robie H. Harris, 11:00am

All ages

Bring your favorite toy animal, blankie or any “lovey” you have and join author Robie H. Harris as she reads her book Turtle and Me, a story about the adventures of a little child and a beloved cuddly turtle. Create a soft turtle lovey of your own to take home. 

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

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

First Day of School Picture Frames, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Create a picture frame to commemorate the first day of school.

Meet the Author: Turtle and Me with Robie H. Harris, 12:00pm

All ages

Bring your favorite toy animal, blankie or any “lovey” you have and join author Robie H. Harris as she reads her book Turtle and Me, a story about the adventures of a little child and a beloved cuddly turtle. Create a soft turtle lovey of your own to take home. 

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

Good Vibrations, 12:30pm

5 & younger

How are sounds made? How can you change sounds? Learn about the science behind sound waves as we make beautiful music together!
 

Bubble Party, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Listen and dance along to music as museum educators blow bubbles across the PlayWorks™ Lab!

Bubble Wrap Pop, 1:30pm

5 & younger

Snap! Pop! Dance with us on bubble wrap!

Monstrous Pencil Cases, 2:00pm

All ages

Create a monster-inspired pencil case to prepare for the first day of school!

Monster Pencil Cases, 2:00pm

All ages

Create a monster-inspired pencil case to prepare for the first day of school!

2:00pm – 4:30pm 

Jam Band, 2:30pm

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.
 

SCENTsory Jars, 3:00pm

5 & 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!
 

Movement & Melodies, 3:30pm

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar