Children’s Museum of Atlanta is a proud partner of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, which promotes continued language development and reading skill-building over summer vacation. According to the Brookings Institution, “students’ achievement scores [can decline] over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning.” That’s a lot!
We are committed to providing a hands-on, education-rich (and fun!) summertime learning experience for all children and their caregivers, and are excited to promote the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club through reading-focused programming in our lab and studio spaces! Make reading glasses in the Art Studio, get your hands on cool science books at the Science Bar, and throughout the summer, learn what our educators are reading for fun — they’ll even have related, kid-friendly suggestions for our guests to read!
The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is a program for children ages birth to eight and their families that take place in locations throughout the city of Atlanta over the summer. The program designates a city-wide book choice for infants and for children ages 2-4 to share with families at no cost to them. Throughout the summer, libraries, museums, farmers’ markets, and other institutions in Atlanta will hold “book club reads” to model research-based methods of reading books with children and will host enrichment events based upon the stories. http://mayorsreadingclub.org/
Programs happening at CMA On-Stage
Reader’s Theater with In My Granny’s Garden – 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Super Spectacular Science Show – 12:00 PM
Music & Movement with Grandpa & Me– 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Storytime with the book Grandma & Me – 3:00 PM
Science interactive experiences available all day!
Science Bar – open 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Classes scheduled every half hour. Sign up for available class times at studio doors!*
Art Studio – open 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Build It Lab – open 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
*Last class at 4:00 PM