Habitot Children's Museum                                                                                                               June 2016 Totmail

Happy Father's Day from Habitot!
ANNOUNCEMENTS

The $89 Summer Special Pass
is On Sale Now!

Enjoy unlimited visits for 90 days this summer (up to three household members per visit) for just $89! Habitot's "Summer Special" goes on sale June 1, but remember, all Summer Special Passes expire by September 30 at the latest. Summer Special Passes include $5 guest privileges, free check-outs from the Toy Lending and Family Resource Libraries and discounts on summer birthday rentals. Buy online now!

NEWS
Just 11 Days Left to Nominate Your Special Preschool Teacher
to Receive Awards & Recognition

Habitot's 8th Annual Awards Program Underway

Habitot is accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Bay Area Preschool Teachers Awards through June 11th. Recognize the incredible contributions of our community's early childhood educators by participating in this annual award and recognition event, now in its 8th year. Nominate a worthy early childhood educator from any of the nine Bay Area counties for awards, gift certificates for supplies, field trips, Folkmanis Puppets and more. NOMINATE HERE

Please email toni@habitot.org if your company would like become a sponsor for this year's awards program. Thanks to our 2016 sponsors First 5 Alameda County, Folkmanis Puppets, 510 Families, MommyNearest
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
NOW ENROLLING FOR HABITOT'S 2016 SUMMER CAMPS

10 WEEKS OF SUMMER FUN!

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. Last two weeks of summer offer 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:
June 20 - 24       Under the Sea
June 27 - July 1       Young Maker Lab
July 5 - 8 (4-day week)       Back to the Farm
July 11 - 15       Cars, Boats, Planes & Trains
July 18 - 22       Castles & Dragons
July 25 - 29       The Land Before Time
Aug 1 - 5       Treasure Island
Aug 8 - 12      Space Station
Aug 15 - 19, AM & PM Construction Zone
Aug 22 - 26, AM & PM     Circus Parade
June FAMILY MAKER SATURDAYS
2:00 - 4:30pm
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.

June 4: Pendulum Painting
June 11: Painting with Magnets
June 18: Make a Rainstick
June 25: Rainbow Mini Parachutes
JUNE 1: RAINBOW FAMILY NIGHT
Wednesday, June 1
5:30pm - 7:30pm

FREE with registration Meets in Habitot's classroom annex

Gay and lesbian families are invited to join our facilitated group to connect. Rainbow Family Nights are presented in partnership with Our Family Coalition. Pre-registration requested.  For more information, or to receive email updates about Rainbow Family Nights, call 510-647-1111 ×16 or parented@habitot.org

JUNE 11: "MIND BODY BOOGIE" 
with Alicia Langlais

Saturday, June 11
11:00am - 11:30am
FREE with admission! Mind-Body Boogie is the name and fun is our game. Join Teacher Alicia where we'll explore social-emotional concepts, mini-me meditation, and dance and movement through story time, sing-along, games, and more! Check out more on our summer classes here.
JUNE 14: FLAG DAY
Tuesday, June 14
9:30am - 12:30pm

Today in the Art Studio, make your own red, white, and blue flag collages. At 11am, join us in the reading tent for storytime where we'll be reading The Starry Stripy Blanket by Ellen Kirk.
 
JUNE 20 - 25: RAINBOW ARTS WEEK
Monday, June 20 - Saturday, June 25
Regular Hours

In celebration of Pride Weekend, all week in the Art Studio explore every color of the rainbow with mixed media and multicolor themed art projects. During the week we'll be making rainbow wind socks, melted crayon rainbow galaxies, rainbow fish collages, and more!
 
JUNE 24: PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
Friday, June 24
5:30 - 9:30pm
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.
EVERY FRIDAY: PIZZA FRIDAYS
Every Friday
11:30am - 12:30pm

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.
 
"Summer Literacy"
- Parenting Topic of the Month

While summer is great for spending time outdoors, don't neglect your routine of reading-aloud time for preschoolers and reading-together time for school-age children to avoid the “summer slide.”  Reading proficiency has been known to decline for many kids over the summer, as many teachers and librarians have noted in September. Prevention is easy!  Grab some books and sit under a shade tree or on the hammock on a hot summer day!
 
Here are some tips on keeping your child learning all summer long:

continue reading here....
"Paper Roll Owls"

Make adorable paper owls for June! By The Centsible Life.

THIS MONTH'S GIFT STORE DISCOUNT

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