Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Berenstain Bears are coming to our Playhouse!

Live on stage May 19- June 8

Please Touch Museum is excited to present the premiere of
Walnut Street Theater for Kids production of
"Berenstain Bears' Family Matters: Junk Food Edition"

Based on the children's book, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food by Stan and Jan Berenstain, with book, music and lyrics by Michael Borton, the show finds Brother and Sister Bear (and even Papa!) are enjoying a few too many snacks and have been putting on some extra 'fluff.' Mama Bear, through love, laughter and the help of Doc Grizzly, is there to encourage the family toward a healthier lifestyle.

The musical will be staged Mondays through Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and is FREE with museum admission.

Just like Mama Bear, parents may have picky eaters at home who'd rather snack on "junk" than healthy snacks. Here's an easy formula, provided by one of the museum's sponsors, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on how to make healthy choices every day with your child:

  • 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day (Pack some grapes in the lunchbox!)
  • No more than 2 hours of TV each day (Find other fun activities, like a museum trip!)
  • At least 1 hour of physical activity each day (Go for a family walk or play Frisbee in the park!)
  • 0 sweetened beverages (Drink water or milk instead!)

With this simple approach, families can work together—just like the Berenstain Bears—on better nutrition and healthy lifestyles!

1 comment:

  1. OMG i remember growing up with the Berenstain Bears! awesome


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