Children’s Museum Begins Year with New Event – Children’s Health Fair
The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is pleased to introduce a new event for children in northeast Texas. The first Children’s Health Fair will be held at the Children’s Museum on Saturday, January 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
The event will include free admission. Hands-on activities will highlight children’s health. For example, after exercise children will compare their oxygen level and pulse rate to their resting levels using oximeters. Lonnie, the Museum’s MegaLung, will provide children an opportunity to walk through a lung. Children’s safety will be emphasized as a children’s ID card with picture and fingerprints will be provided by the Commerce Police Department. With Glo-Gel children can see the cleanliness of their hands before and after washing. And, of course, the Children’s Museum will be open for play and exploration of more than fifty different play areas.
“With the current emphasis on children’s health, the Children’s Museum wanted to play a role in emphasizing this to families and to our community. We do lessons throughout the year on good health, but we wanted to have one morning for health education for children in our area,” said Sharline Freeman Director of the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum. In addition to health activities set up in the Children’s Museum and the play areas which will be open, children will receive a Children’s Activity Book. This book will be given to children who participate in the Children’s Health Fair and then will be distributed throughout Hunt County.
“We appreciate the sponsors for the event and for the Children’s Activity Book. Hunt Regional Healthcare has played a large role in this event. Other sponsors include McDaniel Family Dentistry, Commerce Veterinary Clinic, Live Oak Professional Center, Primary Care Associates, Atmos Energy, and Community Health Service Agency, Inc. We appreciate these groups for making the Children’s Health Fair possible,” said Elana Barton, Director of Development for the Children’s Museum.
“We hope this event will impact the area as we emphasize the health of our children,” said Beckey Thompson, Board President. For more information, call the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum at 903-886-6055.