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 February
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.
Little-New Yorkers in March
March 7 and 10
Emma’s Journey by Claire Frossard
Have you ever been on a vacation? Where did you go? This week we are reading Emma’s Journey about Emma the bird from Central Park who decides to take a trip to Paris. Children will make a suitcase craft to take home.
March 14 and 17
How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace, illustrated by Andy Elkerton
Little New-Yorkers is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! This week we are learning about holiday folklore and reading How to Catch a Leprechaun. Children will make a St. Patrick’s Day craft to take home.
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na
March 21 and 24
Spring is almost here! This week we are discussing the changing seasons. We will read Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit, and children will create a spring wreath to celebrate the new season.
The Princess of 8th Street by Linas Alsenas
March 28 and 31
This week we are talking all about making new friends! We will read The Princess of 8th Street, and children will make paper crowns to wear home.