Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Introduces New Activities In Kohl’s Healthy Kids: It’s Your Move! Exhibit
April 02, 2015
The all-new Safety and Injury Prevention and Practice 9-1-1 areas will present hands-on activities about water, fire and traffic safety, avoiding head injuries and falls, and how to respond in the event of an emergency. Oversized spinners and game cards prompt children to move through the exhibit’s colorful game path that now includes a kid-sized first aid and emergency response ambulance, a 9-1-1 telephone emergency planning center, interactive water and fire safety game stations, a protective gear and bicycle activity, a safety mini-golf course, and traffic stop-and-go light prompts.
“With Kohl’s Cares and Children’s Hospital’s long-standing partnership and joint commitment to keeping our community safe and healthy, we are excited to continue to bring health and safety education to children and families,” said Bridget Clementi, executive director, Community Services, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “We know that education is key to prevention, and the Kohl’s Healthy Kids: It’s Your Move! exhibit presents these important messages in such a fun and engaging way.”
Kohl’s Healthy Kids: It’s Your Move! exhibit was created on 2010, in partnership with Kohl’s Cares and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, with a goal of providing a resource that encourages children and families to explore the elements of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to nutrition, activity and rest, safety and personal care and helps caregivers reinforce the importance of making good health-related choices. Since opening, the exhibit has served more than 950,000 children and adults.
The exhibit is free with Museum admission. The Museum is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. Museum admission is $8 per person and $7 per senior (adults older than 55); children younger than 1 are free. More information is available at www.bbcmkids.org or by calling 414-390-KIDS (5437).
About the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years – from birth to age 10. The Museum’s mission is supported by the development of age-appropriate, hands-on exhibits and programs for children, and adult education programs that focus on early childhood brain development, learning styles, parenting skills and how the Museum environment can be used to promote a young child’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical growth.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine and ranked in all 10 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2012, Children’s invested more than $117 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.