The El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) invites families to bring their children to sing, dance and play nostalgic childhood games this weekend.
EPMH is hosting the Rockin’ Tykes Winter Celebrations Around the World event on Saturday, December 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We are so excited to have Rockin’ Tykes at the Museum of History. Partnering up with the EP International Music Foundation to bring in kids and their families into the Museum allows us to engage with children in new and interactive ways,” said EPHM Director Vladimir von Tsurikov.
“We invite community members to bring their kids and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Museum of History.”
The event, held in collaboration with the El Paso International Music Foundation, is an immersive music experience that offers engaging activities using various instruments, rhythm sticks, egg shakers, high impact movement, music and more. The program is geared towards children 18 months to 4 years accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The program Rockin’ Tykes is held monthly at various family-friendly community locations.
According to officials, Rockin’ Tykes highlights the “importance of parent and child play, as well as exposure and facilitation of peer interactions. The goal of the program is to make a positive impact in children’s overall development and well-being through the arts.”
The theme for December is Winter Celebrations Around the World highlighting cultural and holiday traditions from different parts of the globe.
Following the musical activities, children can participate in make-and-take holiday craft projects, and guests are welcome to explore museum galleries.
The El Paso International Music Foundation (EPIMF) is a new organization established to empower musicians from El Paso and neighboring cities Juarez and Las Cruces. Through education and advocacy, EPIMF promotes the local music scene, assists artists to achieve their career goals, and facilitates attainment of affordable health care services.