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 October
Cats Night Out by Caroline Stutson, Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Tuesday, October 2, and Friday October 5, 3:30 pm
Doo be doo be doo...If you can hum that line, you are ready for Little New Yorkers this week! We will be discussing what some people call “America's classical music”—jazz! One of the first freeform jazz festivals began in Manhattan in October of 1964. After reading Cats Night Out, we will craft a jazz drum and play it freely!
Rain! by Linda Ashman, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Tuesday, October 9, and Friday, October 12, 3:30 pm
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. But not everyone feels this way! This week at Little New Yorkers we will read the book Rain! and discuss our many different feelings to the changing season of Autumn. Does it make us excited? grumpy? happy? Or all of the above? After reading, we will create a cute mood frog who is just as expressive with feelings as we are.
Twenty-one Elephants and Still Standing by April Jones Prince, Illustrated by Francois Roca
Tuesday, October 16, and Friday October 19, 3:30 pm
Have you ever imagined a parade of elephants marching down the streets of New York? Well it has already happened! Can you believe that? Little New-Yorkers will learn about this amazing event while reading Twenty-one Elephants and Still Standing. Afterwards we will craft elephant ears and trunks so we can have our own parade!
12 Days of New York written by Tonya Bolden and illustrated by Gilbert Ford
Tuesday, September 25, and Friday, September 28, 3:30 pm
It’s not quite time for winter holidays, but learning the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” will certainly be fun while reading The 12 Days of New York! We are celebrating Lady Liberty and the many wonderful historic sites in New York City. Come read, sing along, and create your own Statue of Liberty crown and torch.
Stumpkin written by Lucy Ruth Cummins
Tuesday, October 30, 3:30 pm
Happy Halloween! After reading about a special little pumpkin in the book Stumpkin, Little New-Yorkers will use their creativity to craft a special Jack-O-Lantern of their own. Designs may be silly, spooky, or maybe just sweet!