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Learning, fun round out day at Children's Museum

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Batson Children's Hospital wants people to know that a child needs to be 4 years old and no lighter than 40 pounds before he or she can sit in a booster seat.

That's one of the facts they're telling parents at the car seat safety check Saturday at the Mississippi Children's Museum.

Mistakes are often made installing car seats.

"There's a 90 percent misuse rate with car seats, so quite often the child has a seat but it's not properly installed," said Elizabeth Foster with the Batson Children's Hospital. "We want to be able to educate moms, show them how to properly install a seat to ensure the safety of the child."

They're also fitting children for bicycle helmets, and giving helmets away.

Inside the museum, it's story telling time.

Three professional storytellers are taking turns Saturday, dazzling the crowds.

One of them is Terrance Roberts, who tells African folktales.

"He's from Mississippi actually," said Kelsey Barnett with the Mississippi Children's Museum. "He studies African folktales, and uses accents to implement his stories."

The day of storytelling aims to promote literacy, which is a perfect companion to the other learning opportunities at the year-old Children's Museum. 

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