Habitot Children's Museum                                                                                                       February Totmail 2016

Happy February from Habitot!
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Extended hours February 15th, President's Day 9:30am - 4:30pm
NEWS
We're blasting off! The Rocketship and Mission Control exhibit is back! More info.
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
FEBRUARY 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.

Feb 6: Light Up Circuit Hearts
Feb 13: Toothbrush Bugs
Feb 20: Tapigami Inspired 3D Sculptures
Feb 27: Kinetic Calder Sculptures

 
FEB. 3: RAINBOW FAMILY NIGHT
Wednesday, February 3
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 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 parented@habitot.org

FEB. 6: LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Saturday, February 6
9:30am - 4:30pm
Lunar New Year is a time of family reunion, food, music and dance. There will be an exciting Dragon parade through the museum in which children can participate. Children can practice black ink calligraphy and also create their own paper dragon puppets in the Art Studio.
 
FEB. 8: TURNING 3 WORKSHOP
Monday, February 8
10:00am - 12:00pm (Spanish)

6:30 - 8:30pm (English)
This FREE workshop is for parents and family members who want to learn about the transition from Early Start services when a child approaches three. Parents and providers will learn what kind of supports and services are available to preschoolers 3-5 years old with developmental delays, social-emotional needs and disabilities. Register by contacting Lilian at: 510-547-7322 or LilianA@frnoakland.org
 
FEB. 8-14: WEEK OF VALENTINE'S
Monday, February 8 to Sunday, February 14
REGULAR HOURS
Toddlers will be able to create unique valentine cards with tissue, lace, ribbons, and glitter for friends and family during the week leading up to and including Valentine’s Day in the Art Studio. A Free Adult Admission Pass will be given to any family that donates a package of art supplies or other craft materials to share.

 
FEB. 11: VALENTINE PLAY DATE
(for Children with Special Needs)
Thursday, February 11
2:00 - 5:30pm
Habitot Children's Museum opens its doors for an afternoon of fun exclusively for children with special needs and their families. Come play with our hands-on exhibits, explore the Art Studio and enjoy family bonding time in a safe, accessible and fun environment.
REGISTER: SpecialValentine.eventbrite.com
FEB. 12: VISIT FROM THE DENTIST
Friday, February 12
10:00am - 12:00pm
Do you know how many teeth are in your mouth? Did you know there are sugar bugs in your mouth that love sweet snacks as much as you do? Come meet and ask Dr. Nick, a real tooth doctor, these and any other question about keeping your healthy smile! You can also visit the tooth fairy, practice brushing, and each child can make and decorate giant toothbrushes in the Art Studio! Helpers from Dr. Nicholas Ching's pediatric dental office in El Cerrito will share information about how to keep children's teeth healthy and give each child a special teeth-friendly goodie bag. Come have fun with us while learning how to keep your child's healthy smile. For more information about Dr. Nicholas-Ching https://www.facebook.com/kidsteethdoctor or  kidsteethdoctor@gmail.com
 
FEB. 21: BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
Sunday, February 21
9:30 - 4:30pm
Listen to the recorded strains of 20th century jazz throughout the day and create art work in the styles of prominent African American artists, Romare Bearden (collage), Kara Walker (cut out silhouettes) and Jean Michel Basquiat (mixed media painting and drawing) in the Art Studio. At the interactive Inventors Table, children can also discover inspiring inventions made by African Americans, like the traffic light and ice cream scoop.
FEB. 22: CAREGIVER CAFE (Café para niñeras)
Monday, February 22
10:00 - 10:45am
FREE DROP-IN
This month with special guest Sylvia Lopez from Mujeres Unidas y Activas! Caregivers are invited to meet and share experiences about the fun and challenges of caring for the children of others in a supportive group, facilitated in Spanish.

• 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 parented@habitot.org

FEB. 24: TIPS FOR NEW HOME BUYERS
Wednesday, February 24
7:00 - 8:00pm
Laura Feraru, local Real Estate professional, is here to help and offer guidance in this upcoming free Q&A workshop at Habitot's annex. As a local Habitot supporter, Ms. Feraru understands the neighborhoods, schools, market conditions, zoning regulations and local economy. She also promises to donate a percentage of her own revenue to Habitot on all homes she successfully buys or sells for our patrons.
REGISTER: newhomebuyerswithhabitot.eventbrite.com
 
FEB. 26: PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
Friday, February 26
5:30 - 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.
 
SNEAK PEEK FOR MARCH
MAR. 3: POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR TODDLERS
(with Marcilie Smith Boyle)

Thursday, March 3
6:30 - 8:00pm
In this 1.5-hour workshop based on the concepts of Positive Discipline, parents and caregivers will learn about the long-term results of rewards and punishments, as well as practice some amazingly effective and practical Positive Discipline techniques for kids 10 months to 3 years old.
REGISTER: PositiveToddlers.eventbrite.com
"HELPING CHILDREN DEAL WITH FAMILY STRESS"
- Parenting Topic of the Month

Not all stress is bad but parents need to protect their children from negative stress. And when family life is stressful, adult-initiated play can diffuse all kinds of stress and can be restorative for young children.

continue reading here....
"Yarn Hearts" - Habitot at Home

Decorate your windows with DIY yarn hearts for Valentine's Day!

WINTER 2016 PARENT-CHILD CLASSES
Step to the Beat! Puerto Rican Bomba
TUESDAYS 10:00-10:45am
Jan 5 - Mar 22 

Session A - Jan 5, 12, 19
Session B - Jan 26, Feb 2, 9
Session C - Feb 16, 23, Mar 1
Session D - Mar 8, 15, 22

$29 per child /3-class session; $12 /single class drop-in Accompanying adults are free
Online Registration: habitot-bomba.eventbrite.com
  • Learn musical skills, body coordination and creative expression with Shefali Shah
  • Toddlers will sing, dance, drum, and play music and dance games
The Parent Well
WEDNESDAYS, 10:00-11:00 am
3-week session

Session A - Jan 6, 13, 20
Session C - Feb 17, 24, Mar 2
$29 /3-class session (no single classes) Admits one parent/guardian and their child(ren)
Online Registration: habitot-parentwell.eventbrite.com
  • Explore a mindfulness approach to parenting toddler and preschool aged children with Alicia Langlais-Himelstein
  • Use meditation, mindfulness activities, and psycho-education
  • Children will learn to identify regulate their emotions through breathing activities, games, and songs, to name a few
Hip Stix
WEDNESDAYS 10:00-10:45am 
Session B - Jan 27, Feb 3, 10
Session D - Mar 9, 16, 23
$29 per child /3-class session; $12 /single class drop-in Accompanying adults are free $12 per child/single class
Online Registration: habitot-hipstix.eventbrite.com
  • 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
NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING CAMPS
Session 1: March 28-April 1
Session 2: April 4-8
Times: 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Ages: 3–5 year olds
Cost: $45/day or $225/week (Non-Member) ; $42/day or $215/week (Member)
REGISTER NOW!
THIS MONTH'S GIFT STORE DISCOUNT

Thank you to this month's Totmail sponsor, Berkeley Agent, Gary Eason http://garyeason.net/
Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list
Facebook
Twitter
Website
Copyright 2016 HABITOT CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley   |   Habitot.org   |   510. 647.1111