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 3 & 7
The Earth by Todd Parr
This week we’re celebrating Earth Day with a book that will give us lots of handy tips to be nicer to the planet. We’ll make little paper backpacks, which are of course totally recyclable!
May 10 (Closed) & 13
Olivia by Ian Falconer
This week we’re meeting a little energetic pig called Olivia. She’s very active and enjoys many activities. Children will then make an Olivia paper doll with accessories.
May 17 & 18
Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
This week we’ll meet Leonardo, who desperately wants to be terrible but finds that kindness and friendship are a much better path. Children will then make terrible masks.
May 24 & 27
Rain! by Linda Ashman
Do you love or hate the rain? This week we’ll find out with this lovely book that explores the rainy season. Then children will get to make their own rain cloud mobiles.
May 31 & June 3
Pigeon Finds a Hotdog by Mo Willems
Our favourite troublemaker pigeon is joining us this week, and he’s found a delicious hotdog. But can he eat it before the hungry little duckling? Come and find out, and make your own little hotdog.
Little New-Yorkers in June
June 7 & 10
Cat’s Night Out by Caroline Stutson
Kids will immerse themselves in the magical side of city nightlife. Through the book’s counting, rhyming, and feline characters we’ll find out what happens on the city’s rooftops. Then, kids will make a 3D standing cat.
June 14 & 17
Madlenka by Peter Sis
Little Madlenka is really excited that she has lost her tooth, so she runs around the block and the world to tell all her friends and neighbours about it. Children will make a magic world accordion book.
June 21 & 24
In the Night Kitchenby Maurice Sendak
This week we follow a little boy as he dreams up a most delicious cake to eat in the morning. Children will then make their own cake-inspired picture frame.
June 28 & July 1
Lisa in New York by Anne Gutman & Georg Hallensleben
This week we’re meeting Lisa, who is coming to New York for her birthday. We’ll see the city with new eyes as Lisa explores all the famous NY sites. Children will then make a paper NY snow globe.
Little New-Yorkers in July
July 5 & 8
Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning
This wonderful book will transport kids to the historic and ethnically diverse streets of the Lower East Side. Kids will make their own felt clothesline.
July 12 & 15
City Hawk, The Story of Pale Male by Meghan McCarthy
This week children are being encouraged to look up! Pale Male is a very special New York inhabitant, who lives up high. After reading City Hawk, children will make camouflage binoculars.
July 19 & 22
A Walk in New York by Salvatore Rubbino
Let’s remind ourselves of the wonderful places in this amazing city while walking with a little boy and his dad spending the day being tourist in New York. Children will then make a sightseeing camera.
July 26 & 29
Snow White in New York by Fiona French
This week we’re reading a reimagined old classic transported to the streets of New York in the roaring 20s. Children will then make a paper diorama.