Every Tuesday and Friday. 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-6.
Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, play time with historic toys, and a related craft project.
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!
LITTLE NEW-YORKERS IN NOVEMBER
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, written by Kevin Noble Maillard and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Tuesday, November 5, and Friday, November 8, 3:30 pm
This month, celebrate family, friends, traditions, and camaraderie. Explore the world of a modern Native American family and the way food brings loved ones together with Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story. After the reading, create your own ‘fry bread’ and decorate it with various crafty textures!
Home, written and illustrated by Carson Ellis
Tuesday, November 12, and Friday, November 15, 3:30 pm
There’s no place like home, whether it's in the country or the city, in a palace or an apartment! Read Home and get a peek into various houses to discover that we all look for a place to find comfort, peace, and love. Afterwards, craft you real home or make one up from your imagination.
Thank You, Omu!, written and illustrated by Oge Mora
Tuesday, November 19, and Friday, November 22, 3:30 pm
Read Thank You, Omu! and discover that friendships should have a balance of giving and taking. Afterwards, discuss a moment of kindness you've experience and then craft a special thank-you card to show a special person how much you care.
Apple Cake: A Gratitude, written and illustrated by Dawn Casey
Tuesday, November 26, 3:30 pm
During the Thanksgiving season, remember to show gratitude for the gifts in our lives. Read Apple Cake: A Gratitude and follow a child’s walk through nature as she says "Thank you" to things both big and small. Then to celebrate being grateful, create a collage of all the beautiful things you're thankful for.
LITTLE NEW-YORKERS IN DECEMBER
Terrific Trains, written by Tony Mitton and illustrated by Ant Parker
Tuesday, December 3, and Friday, December 6, 3:30 pm
Celebrate trains all month long in honor of New-York Historical's exhibition Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry's Busytown! Read Terrific Trains and talk about the parts of a train, where they travel, and what conductors do. After the reading, create conductor hats and play with some special train toys.
Two Little Trains, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Tuesday, December 10, and Friday, December 13, 3:30 pm
Discover travel, adventure, and excitement! Read Two Little Trains and learn all the places that a train can travel, like over bridges, through mountains, and across the country. Afterwards, craft your own trains and explore our library.
The Snowy Day, written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
Tuesday, December 17, and Friday, December 20, 3:30 pm
What do you like to do when it snows? Read The Snowy Day and find out how our friend Peter likes to spend his time outside. After the reading, create your own snow globes.
Support for the Little New-Yorkers provided by Macy's