Habitot CLOSED Thursday Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving
OPEN Nov. 27-29
VOTEfor Habitot to win Tea Collection's "Across the Street Giveback" Funds
Habitot has been selected as one of ten finalists in Tea Collection's "Across the Street Giveback" and we need your vote to be a winner to receive a percentage of Tea's proceeds from their Local Giving Week. You can vote DAILY now through Sunday, Nov. 8. Please share as widely as you can! All funds raised will support our vulnerable family outreach and inclusion programs - read more on our profile! Thanks so much.
Every child should be celebrated on their special day. For families without homes, living in shelters, with few resources, Habitot's Homeless Birthday Party Program makes a huge difference. With your help, these children will experience a fantastic birthday party in a unique and playful space with a pizza, birthday cake, presents, party favors and 2 and a half hours of fun with their friends and family in the museum. Help make some dreams come true today!
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday that honors and celebrates the spirits of deceased loved ones. Come celebrate by decorating sugar skulls, making tissue paper marigold flowers, face painting and more.
Gay and lesbian families are invited to join our facilitated group to share concerns about foster care placements and adoption, second-parent adoption, and issues of race and gender, as well as learn about early childhood development and parenting issues. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOV. 9: AL CUMPLIR 5 (In Spanish w/ The Family Resource Network)
Lunes, 9 de noviembre
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Del prescolar al Kínder es un momento emocionante para todas las familias. Pero también puede ser un momento estresante para los padres de niños con necesidades especiales, ya que se les pide tomar decisiones sobre la educación de sus hijos. Este entrenamiento ayudará a los padres de familias a entender y familiarizarse con los servicios disponibles en las escuelas elementarías.
NOV. 12: CAREGIVER CAFE Thursday, November 12 10:00am - 11:00pm FREE DROP-IN
Caregivers are invited to meet and share experiences about the fun and challenges of caring for the children of others in a supportive, facilitated group.
• Supervised art and craft activities for children
• Coffee and pastries provided
• FREE admission to Habitot following the Café
To receive email updates about Caregiver Cafés, please contact us at 510-647-1111 ×16 or email@example.com
NOV. 9 - 15: WEEK OF DIWALI NOV. 15: DIWALI FREE ADMISSION DAY Sunday, November 15
9:30am - 4:30pm Diwali ("festival of lights") is the biggest and the brightest festival in India, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Huge firework displays and houses decorated with bright lights will be reflected in activities in Habitot's Art Studio. We will be creating colourful rangoli (floor patterns using colored rice powder). Indian treats to share too!
NOV. 16: COOKING WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS
Monday, November 16
7:30pm - 9:00pm
In this fun, engaging class for parents, you will learn ways to: Make healthy, delicious meals easily and quickly, save time and money at the grocery store, take the stress out of cooking. Dr. Hilla Abel is an optometrist turned natural foods chef who is passionate about teaching people the benefits of healthy eating. REGISTER: EventBrite
NOV. 20: PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
Friday, November 20
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Supervised museum exploration ~ with cheese pizza dinner Included ~ for your kids, 2-7 year olds. Play and fun at Habitot 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. Advanced registration required.
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.
"WHEN KIDS LIE" - Parenting Topic of the Month
This month we welcome guest contributor, Positive Discipline Parenting Educator & Career Coach Marcilie Smith Boyle. You can learn more about Marcilie and her work at http://workingparenting.com/
The topic of lying came up in my parenting class last week. We were role-playing parents’ typical responses to a lying kid:
“Honey, did you just lie about that? Are you sure?” (When parent already knows the child is lying)
“Are you kidding me? You just lied straight to my face. How COULD you?”
Grow social skills and have fun following directions as we play
Activities will focus on early literacy, art, science, storytelling
Step to the Beat! Puerto Rican Bomba
Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45 am
Session 2: November 3, 10, 17
Session 3: December 1, 8, 15
$30 per child/session (infants under 12 mo. free); $12 per child/single class Online Registration: habitotbomba.eventbrite.com *Advance registration required for each session and single class, minimum enrollment needed
Learn musical skills, body coordination and creative expression with Shefali Shah
Toddlers will sing, dance, drum, and play music and dance games
Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45 am
Session 2: November 4, 11, 18
Session 3: December 2, 9, 16
$30 per child/session (infants under 12 mo. free); $12 per child/single class Online Registration: hcmhipstix.eventbrite.com *Advance registration required for each session and single class, minimum enrollment needed
Get your tots and preschoolers hippin' and hoppin' with Alicia Langlais-Himelstein
Introducing basic rhythm, funky free movement, and original kid friendly raps and chants
Using rhythm sticks, your tyke will explore preschool basics such as the alphabet, shapes, colors, and numbers
THIS MONTH'S GIFT STORE DISCOUNT
Thank you to this month's Totmail sponsor, Berkeley Agent, Gary Eason http://garyeason.net/