Habitot Children's Museum                                                                                                      AUGUST 2016 Totmail
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
     Advance Notice!  Habitot Will Be Closed for Museum Maintenance
       Labor Day Week:  Monday-Friday, September 5-9
NEWS

 Habitot Selected as Finalist
Play Everywhere Challenge Grant from
KaBOOM!


Children are missing out on the childhood they deserve! Play is disappearing at home, at school and in communities, particularly for the 16 million children living in poverty. That's why KaBOOM! is funding pop-up play experiences in communities nationwide. Habitot has been selected a finalist in KaBOOM!'s "Play Everywhere" Challenge, beating out over 1,000 applicants. Watch this space for updates on the grant awards and if Habitot can implement its plans for community play! (photo from Habitot's SandZone popup playground, January 2016)
EVENTS & PROGRAMS

                                                                                                           Land Before Time Camp, July 2016
Summer Camp for Tots
4 MORE WEEKS OF SUMMER FUN!
Week-long slots still available!

Each week a different theme with art, science, cooking, storytelling, dramatic arts, and puppet activities! Morning play program, with outdoor recess, museum visits, snacks and lunch period (lunch not included). Class size limited to 12. NOTE: the last two weeks of summer offer both morning and afternoon sessions.

Ages: 2.9–4.9 year olds
Cost: $250/week or $225/week for Members & Passholders
REGISTER NOW    CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

 
DATE: THEME:
Aug 1 - 5       Treasure Island
Aug 8 - 12      Space Station    FULL
Aug 15 - 19, AM & PM Construction Zone
Aug 22 - 26, AM & PM     Circus Parade
FAMILY MAKER SATURDAYS
Every Saturday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Encourage the do-it-yourself mindset and come build, invent, design and create something! Projects are designed for 4-7 year olds, younger children with adult assistance. Supports STEM learning.

Maker Activity this Month: Homemade Kaleidoscopes
AUGUST 6: ICE CREAM DAY!
Saturday, August 6
1:30- 4:30pm
How did we miss National Ice Cream Day in July? No matter, thanks to Berkeley's Almare's Gelato, we are celebrating it today! Free tastings of their delicious gelato all afternoon!
 
AUGUST 13: FREE CLASS with Admission!
"Mind Body Boogie" with Alicia Langlais

Saturday, August 13
11:00am - 11:30am
You think a preschooler can't learn to meditate? Think again! Mind Body Boogie is a fun mix of breathing games for self-regulation, lively dance fitness fun, and mellow movement. Your child will learn how to identify, communicate, and manage their emotions and behavior using different techniques like story time, sing-along, games, and mindfulness. We also shake it up with dancing fun and cool it down with stretch.
AUGUST 13: FREE CAR SEAT INSPECTION Off-site Event
Saturday, August 13
10:00am - 12:00pm

Trained technicians will install and/or inspect your car seat. Offered with support from retired police officer, Bob Rollins, and the City of Berkeley Police Department. The Berkeley event is offered with support from the Berkeley Police Department. Did you know that 90% are installed incorrectly and children are at risk? Participants will receive a guest pass for Habitot admission.
LOCATION:
940 Folger Ave.
Berkeley, CA
 
AUGUST 26: PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
Friday, August 26
5:30 - 9:30pm
Date night for parents! Supervised museum play and exploration ~ with cheese pizza dinner Included ~ for your kids, 2-7 years old while you enjoy an evening out. $39 per child, $29 siblings. Parents' Night Out events take place every 4th Friday, except in November and December when they are offered on the 3rd Friday. Advance registration required. 
habitotreservations@lmi.net or call 510-647-1111 ×14.
PIZZA FRIDAYS
Every Friday
11:30am - 12:30pm

Papa is in the house! Our friends at Papa John’s (2222 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

 
PARENTING TOPIC OF THE MONTH
"How to Talk to Your Children About Differences"

Kids notice similarities and differences from an early age because that is part of how they figure out who they are and where they fit in the world. Parents have a role to play in fostering appreciation of differences and challenging unhelpful stereotypes.

Here is some guidance on discussing these themes with your children: continue reading here....

ART-AT-HOME ACTIVITY
"Do It Yourself Olympic Medals"

Make fantastic Olympic Medals! By Lata Tokhi

THIS MONTH'S STORE DISCOUNT

Thank you to this month's Totmail sponsor, Berkeley Agent, Gary Eason http://garyeason.net/
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