Mark your calendar
Saturday, September 19
10am - 2pm
in Marion Square
FAM JAM 2015 celebrates the power of
PLAY and engages families together!
In 2014, 3,400 children and their
grown-ups attended FAM JAM at Marion Square. This year, CML (in partnership
with the Charleston Farmers Market) is gearing up for an equally exciting event
and is planning an action-packed day of fun and PLAY! From jump castles to a
climbing wall to live performances by Electric Company and the Dirty Birds
drumming band, there will be something for everyone! In addition, CML
collaborates with more than 25 community partners who will participate in the
event, providing a host of PLAYful crafts and activities to engage children of
all ages. You don't want to miss out on this day of fun!
FAMILIES WHO ATTEND
FAM JAM WILL RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM FOR A DAY
JAM-PACKED WITH FREE PLAY!
Although sometimes dismissed as
"just fun," PLAY is fundamental for children to learn about and
interact with their world and gain mental, physical and social skills necessary
to succeed in their adult lives. As professor Karen Hutchinson of Rowan
University says, "PLAY is actually the work of a child in which they are
preparing themselves for adult roles and society at large." For a child,
PLAY is the vehicle for exploring and learning, developing new skills and
connecting with others. Through self-directed PLAY, children can follow their
interests, explore the unknown, link outcomes with choices, conquer their fears
and make friends. PLAY also has important links to developing key skills that
serve as a foundation for lifelong success, including critical thinking,
communication, problem solving and collaboration.