Every Tuesday and Friday. 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-5.
Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.
Little New-Yorkers in May
May 16 and 19
When Everybody Wore a Hat by William Steig
This week we are exploring hats! We will read When Everybody Wore a Hat by William Steig, and children will make a one-of-a-kind hat of their own.
May 23 and 26
Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion by Jane Barclay, illustrated by Renné Benoit, and Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Martin Golding, illustrated by Alexandra Artigas
Little New-Yorkers is celebrating Memorial Day and the opening of our new exhibition World War I Beyond the Trenches. We will read Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion by Jane Barclay and Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Martin Golding. After reading, we’ll discuss what it means to honor those who have served our country. Children will make remembrance poppy pins.
May 30 and June 2
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant, and Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids, illustrated by Rachael Balsaintis
This week at Little New-Yorkers we are discussing self-expression. We will read Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino and Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids. Children will create a paper doll expressing how they feel inside.
Little New Yorkers in June
June 6 & 9
Mermaids on Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Little New Yorkers is celebrating the beginning of summer and the Coney Island Mermaid Parade! This week we will read Mermaids on Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg and children will make a mermaid tail to wear home!
June 13 & 16
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
This week Little New Yorkers is celebrating Father’s Day! We will read Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems and children will make a card to thank a caregiver in their life.
June 20 & 23
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
This week we are discussing family traditions. We will read The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco and children will make a quilt craft.
June 27 & 30
In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
This week at Little New Yorkers we are discussing dreams. We will read In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak and children will decorate a dream journal to take home.