AlegreMENTE | Happy Brain: Celebrating early connections is a traveling exhibit designed to engage young children and their caregivers. Kids play and adults learn about how simple, everyday interactions build social-emotional, language, cognitive, and motor skills.
$40K / 3 months + inbound shipping
> Bicultural & bilingual Spanish/English
> Hands-on, inteactive, full-body experiences
>Healthy neurodevelopment in early childhood
> Informs and empowers adult caregivers
AlegreMENTE | Happy Brain: Celebrating early connections visitors celebrate early connections together in a whimsical forest full of families of all kinds, both human and animal!
Each interactive in AlegreMENTE | Happy Brain: Celebrating early connections is designed to engage young children and their caregivers. Kids play and adults learn about how simple, everyday interactions build social-emotional, language, cognitive, and motor skills. Caregivers explore alongside their children, discovering they’re equipped with everything they need to support early brain development and build healthy connections with 0-6 year-olds.
In “Fiesta alegre | Happy Dance,” adults and children dance together while animal families from the forest move with the music, too. While dancing caregivers are encouraged to be Brain Builders with simple calls to action. Mirrors make the space developmentally appropriate for 0- to 2-year-olds as well as children as old as 6 years.
“Illuminando el cerebro | Lighting Up the Brain” encourages children and adults to play together with a tilt table by rolling balls back and forth to represent brain cell connections. The surface lights up along the paths of balls to call attention to connections between children and their caregivers, and between neurons. Paths and neurons light up more and more as balls roll over and over again. Simple messages along the lighted paths highlight the brain-building value of serve-and-return.
Contact OMSI's Traveling Exhibits Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-797-4628.
OMSI | Portland, OR
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose | CA
Partner host site | TBD
Glazer Children's Museum | Tampa, FL
COMING 2021 - A collection of PDFs and guides for museum staff and teachers to expand on the educational content of the exhibit, including in-classroom experiments and activities for your museum floor.
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The goal of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program is to invest in educational activities, including interactive digital media resources, that complement or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.
The exhibit is being produced and will be toured by OMSI with through award ID R25OD023738-01.
A global program of the Bezos Family Foundation, Vroom helps parents boost their child's learning during the time they already spend together. Vroom meets parents where they are, through the people they already trust and the places they already go. Our goal is to share the science of early brain development in creative ways so all children have the chance to become thriving adults.