RED BANK – It’s once again time for kids to rock Riverview! On Saturday, March 10 from noon to 2 p.m.., moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are encouraged to bring the kids to this truly fun health fair and learn more about the extensive capabilities of the Meridian Pediatric Network and the Pediatric Care Center at Riverview.
This fun and educational day will feature unique hands-on learning experiences for both children and parents, from special “glow germs” that teach children about hand washing to laparoscopic surgery demonstrations on gummy bears! The Red Bank Police Department will also be on-site to host the Indent-a-Kid program, which shows children how fingerprinting works up close and personal.
The distinct sounds of Pearl Jam and Bon Jovi will once again be heard as children line up to enter the Guitar Hero® Challenge, as well as the “Just Dance Challenge,” which is sure to provide a ton of entertainment for kids of any age. Also the Walt Disney Company will be on-site proving kids with fun-interactive games and provide cool prizes and giveaways.
The fair will feature an array of health education, information, and activities, such as:
- Music and entertainment for all ages
- What do germs really look like?
- Are you label able? (with healthy snacks)
- “Color Your Feelings” (hosted by the Children’s Art Therapy Department at Riverview)
- CPR basics
- Bike helmet safety
- Do You Know More than a Librarian?
In addition, kids will experience first-hand Drums Alive, which is offered at the Meridian Fitness and Wellness Center in Hazlet. Drums Alive combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the brain affected benefits of music and rhythm. Drums Alive is a program that fosters a healthy balance physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially, while providing an element of fun and creative expression.
Hopscotch, from the Pawsitive Action Team at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center will even make a special appearance to award the Guitar Hero champion! Bring out the inner rock star in your child and don’t miss this unique opportunity to make healthy habits a fun topic!
Riverview Kids Rock is just one of the exciting activities planned to celebrate the Meridian Pediatric Network in 2012. Riverview Kids Rock is free but registration is requested. To register for this event, call 1-800-DOCTORS. For more information go to www.RiverviewMedicalCenter.com/KidsRock.