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Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111

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African Village Exhibit Fundraising Reaches 30% of Goalwawi graphic

Over 125 people attended Habitot's "Taste of Africa" fundraising event on July 18, raising hopes and funds for an experiential African village exhibit children and families. Attendees generated just over $1,000 in ticket sales, vendor proceeds and silent auction bids while enjoying authentic East African cuisine, children's games and crafts and awesome African dance performances.

Community donations so far have raised an additional $1,000. Former Board President Kathy Eyre has committed $1,000 as a challenge gift which we need to match with additional donations from members and supporters. We are a third of the way to our goal of $10,000 which we hope to raise by the end of September for an early 2011 exhibit opening.

Look ahead for on-line auction of African arts and crafts!

Click here for information about the exhibit and to donate now

Habitot To Assist UC-Berkeley Child Development Researchchild development

Graduate students working with Professor Alison Gopnik in UC-Berkeley's Department of Psychology are studying child development at Habitot!

Using simple games, puppets and boxes that light up, they learn how children 2 to 7 years old understand cause and effect. Children of visitors may participate in 15-30 minute research sessions in Habitot's conference room every Friday in August.

For your participation, you'll receive a completion certificate, sticker, or small toy in appreciation for participating in addition to $1 off each admission to Habitot (or a $1 off coupon for members to share with others).

If you have questions about the research, you may call the Gopnik Child Development Lab at (510)-643-2172 or Professor Alison Gopnik (510)-642-2752.

Make an Appointment for Your Car Seat Inspection car seat

Appointments for certified car seat inspections at Habitot are available on Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 am-4:00 pm all this month.

90% of car seats are found to be installed incorrectly upon inspection and children are at risk!

Call Nicole at 510-647-1111 x 12 to schedule at your convenience.

Thanks to State Farm Insurance Companies for supporting Habitot's 2010 Early Childhood Safety Campaign.

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Univision Filming at Habitot Univision

Univision, the nation's leading Spanish language media company, will be filming at Habitot on Tuesday,
August 3

Habitot will appear on their August 9 morning show, "El Despertar" at 6 am on Channel 14. The show will be broadcast in English and Spanish.

Join us on Tuesday to show su amor for Habitot.

Our Family Resource Center Needs Booksbooks

We'd like to replace some popular and helpful books that have disappeared from our Family Resource Center over the years.

If you can donate a copy of one or more of the lost books listed below, you'll be helping more parents be successful parents! In-kind donations of books are tax deductible. Thanks to Elaine Lee for her help as volunteer FRC librarian.

  • The Louise Bates Ames books: Your One Year Old, Two Year Old, Three Year Old, Four Year Old, Five Year Old, etc.
  • Adoption: A Handful of Hope by Arms, Suzanne
  • Dr. Toy's Smart Play by Auerbach, Stevanne
  • Gutsy Mamas by Bond, Marybeth
  • Touchpoints: Three to Six by Brazelton, T. Barry
  • The Irreducible Needs of Children, by Brazelton, T. Barry
  • Infants & Mothers: Differences in Development by Brazelton, T. Berry
  • The Expectant Father by Brott, Armin A.
  • Pregnancy Stories by Cancellaro, Cecelia A.
  • The Second Twelve Months of Life by Caplan, Frank & Theresa
  • The Essential Grandparent by Carson, Lillian
  • There Is a Rainbow Behind Every Dark Cloud, by The Center for Attitudinal Healing
  • Doing Children's Museums by Cleaver, Joanne
  • Child Care That Works by Cochran, Eva & Mon
  • Kids Are Worth It! by Coloroso, Barbara
  • The Heart of a Family by Cox, Meg
  • Without Spanking or Spoiling by Crary, Elizabeth
  • 6000 Names for Your Baby by Doe
  • What to Expect the First Year by Eisenberg, Arlene Eisenberg
  • Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Engelmann, Siegfried
  • Baby Wise, Book One by Ezzo, Gary, & Robert Bucknam
  • Siblings Without Rivalry by Faber, Adele
  • Travel With Your Baby by Fodor
  • Wonderful Ways to Love a Child by Ford, July
  • The Magic Years by Fraiberg, Selma H.
  • As You Eat, So Your Baby Grows by Goldbeck, Nikki
  • Kids Are Worth It by Gopnik, Alison
  • The Challenging Child by Greenspan, Stanley
  • Your Child's Growing Mind by Healy, Jane
  • Learning All The Time by Holt, John
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion by Huggins, Kathleen
  • Beyond One by Hull, Jennifer Bingham
  • Your One Year Old by Ilg, Frances L.
  • Inconceivable: A Woman's Triumph over Despair & Statistics by Indichova, Julia
  • The Girlfriends' Guide to Getting Your Groove Back by Iovine, Vicki
  • The Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers by Iovine, Vicki
  • We Are All Water Babies by Johnson, Jessica
  • Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy & Baby's First Year by Johnson, Robert V.
  • First Meals by Karmel, Annabel
  • Books that Build Character by Kilpatrick, William
  • The Experience of Childbirth by Kitzinger, Sheila
  • Child of Mine by Kline, Christina Baker
  • Raising Your Spirited Child by Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy
  • The Mother of All Baby Name Books by Lansky, Bruce
  • Welcoming Your Second Baby by Lansky, Vicki
  • Games Babies Play by Lansky, Vicki
  • Meditations for your Pregnancy by Lavery, Sheila & Pippa Duncan
  • Your Baby & Child: From Birth to Age Five by Leach, Penelope
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
  • The Emotional Life of the Toddler by Lieberman, Alicia F.
  • The First Year of Life: a Guide for Parenting by Lief, Nina R.
  • Women Giving Birth by Limburg, Astrid
  • The Pregnant Woman's Comfort Book by Louden, Jennifer
  • Baby Maneuvers by Lutz, Ericka
  • The Treasury of North American Baby Names by Martin-Doyle, Katie
  • Nest of Freedom by Melendez, Maria
  • The Three-Martini Playdate by Mellor, Christie
  • 97 Ways to Make a Baby Laugh by Moore, Jack
  • Directory of East Bay Private Elementary Schools by Neighborhood Parents Network
  • Positive Discipline for Single Parents by Nelsen, Jane
  • Positive Discipline A-Z by Nelsen, Jane
  • Great Books for Boys by Odean, Kathleen
  • Great Books for Girls by Odean, Kathleen
  • Great Books about Things Kids Love by Odean, Kathleen
  • Vaccination: The Issue of Our Times by OMara, Peggy
  • Baby & Toddler Play Book by Oppenheim, Joanne & Stephanie
  • The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Pantley, Elizabeth
  • Considering Parenthood by Pies, Cheri
  • Spiritual Parenting by Prather, Hugh & Gayle
  • Storytime:Adventures in Reading for Young People by Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • The Infertility Diet: Get Pregnant and Prevent Miscarriage by Reiss, Fern
  • Name Your Baby by Rule, Lareina
  • Scream Free Parenting by Runkel, Hal Edward
  • Loving Without Spoiling by Samalin, Nancy
  • Cool Names for Babies by Satran, Pamela Remond
  • Professionalizing Motherhood by Savage, Jill
  • Natural Medicine for Children by Scott, Julian
  • The Pregnancy Book by Sears, William
  • Becoming a Father: How to Nurture & Enjoy Your Family by Sears, William, M.D.
  • Composing Myself by Shaw, Fiona
  • Disneyland & Southern California with Kids by Simon, Carey
  • Our Babies, Ourselves by Small, Meredith
  • The Young Child as a Person by Snyder, Martha
  • Parenting, Guide to Positive Discipline by Spencer, Paula
  • Dr. Spock's Baby & Child Care by Spock, Benjamin
  • The Stay-at-Home Parent Survival Guide by Tinglof, Christina Baglivi
  • Your Musical Child by Turner, Jessica Baron
  • What about the Kids? by Wallerstein, Judith S.
  • Discipline: A Sourcebook of 50 Failsafe Techniques by Windell, James
  • There's a Baby in the House by Wombacher, Mike

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