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 January
January 3 and 6
The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats
Winter is here! This week we’re reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Children will create snowy collages inspired by Keats’ illustrations.
January 10 and 13
We March by Shane W. Evans
We’re celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Join us this week to read We March by Shane W. Evans. We will discuss the importance of equality, and children will make a peace dove ornament to take home.
January 17 and 20
When Blue Met Egg by Lindsay Ward
This week we’re reading When Blue Met Egg, a story about a friendship for all seasons of the year. Children will make a craft inspired by the book to take home.
January 24 and 27
Chinatown by William Low
We’re celebrating the Lunar New Year! Join us this week to read Chinatown by William Low and make paper lanterns.
Little New-Yorkers in February
January 31 and February 3
Gregory’s Shadow by Don Treeman
This week we are celebrating Groundhog Day! We will read Gregory’s Shadow by Don Treeman and make groundhog puppets. Will there be six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Join us and find out!
February 7 and 10
Do Like Kyla by Angela Johnson, illustrated by James E. Ransome
We are preparing for Valentine’s Day! Join us to read a story about love between sisters in Do Like Kyla by Angela Johnson, illustrated by James E. Ransome, then we’ll make valentines for our friends and family.
February 14 and 17
The Old Pirate of Central Park by Robert Priest
Shiver me timbers! This week we are reading The Old Pirate of Central Park by Robert Priest. Children will learn all about Central Park and make a pirate ship craft to take home.
February 21 and 24
Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha. Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
This week we are talking trash! We will discuss good trash and recycling practices, read Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, and make collage garbage trucks.
February 28 and March 3
Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats
Do you ever play pretend or see things that no one else can? This week Little New-Yorkers is learning all about imagination. We will read Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats and create an imaginative rocket ship craft you can take home.