Every Tuesday and Friday. 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-6.
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 SEPTEMBER
The Crayon Man, written by Natascha Biebow and illustrated by Steven Salerno
Tuesday, September 3, and Friday, September 6, 3:30 pm
Do you love coloring and creating art? Then, you should thank Edwin Binney, the man who created Crayola Crayons. Read the story of Edwin’s life, including how he created this school-supply staple. Afterwards, craft your own scratch-art creations in a beautiful assortment of colors!
Teddy: The Remarkable Tale of a President, a Cartoonist, a Toymaker and a Bear, written by James Sage
and illustrated by Lisk Feng
Tuesday, September 10, and Friday, September 13, 3:30 pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to Little New-Yorkers and celebrate National Teddy Bear Day as we read Teddy: The Remarkable Tale of a President, a Cartoonist, a Toymaker and a Bear. Learn more about President Theodore Roosevelt and why the teddy bear was named after him. After the story, create and decorate your own teddy bears!
Paul Revere’s Ride, written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
and illustrated by Ted Rand
Tuesday, September 17, and Friday, September 20, 3:30 pm
Hear all about the heroic Revolutionary War ride of Paul Revere and join his adventure on horseback! After story time, craft you own horses on a stick and take a gallop around the children's library.
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura BelpréI, written by Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrated by Paola Escobar
Tuesday, September 24, and September, September 27, 3:30 pm
Dive into the world of the wonderful storyteller, puppeteer, and New York librarian, Pura Belpré! Read about how Pura became the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City and the first person to incorporate bilingual programs and activities in libraries. Since Pura shared and planted stories with so many people, celebrate her by crafting flowers to share with someone you love.
LITTLE NEW-YORKERS IN OCTOBER
Grumpy Monkey, written by Suzanne Lang and illustrated by Max Lang
Tuesday, October 8, and Friday, October 11, 3:30 pm
This October, celebrate Emotional Wellness Month by learning how our personal contributions affect the world around us, even when we are very young! This week, read Grumpy Monkey and hear about this cute little monkey’s difficult day, when he learns that sometimes it's better to feel his feelings and talk to someone he loves and trusts. Afterwards, decorate your own monkey to be happy, silly, excited, grumpy, or however we may feel that day.
The Good Egg, written by Jory John and Pete Oswald
Tuesday, October 15, and Friday, October 18, 3:30 pm
No one is perfect. And that’s okay! Read The Good Egg and discover that trying to be too "good" can be exhausting. Afterwards, talk about being kind and loving to others and ourselves, and craft a whole carton of eggs that are good, bad, and everything in between.
The Bad Seed, written by Jory John and illustrated by Pete Oswald
Tuesday, October 22, and Friday, October 25, 3:30 pm
Just because we have bad days, doesn’t mean we are "bad" people! Read The Bad Seed and discover the different sides we all have that make us beautifully human. Afterwards, create a seed that is sometimes grumpy and sometimes happy!
After the Fall, written and illustrated by Dan Santat
Tuesday, October 29, and Friday, November 1, 3:30 pm
What's the real story of Humpty Dumpty? Read After the Fall and learn how Humpty truly put himself back together again. It may take more than glue to help Humpty conquer his fears! Afterwards, create our own Humpty Dumpty to sit tall and courageous on a wall!
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