Storytime at the Museums

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Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 18 months to 6 years old by focusing on play, Newton's history, literacy, and lessons from our museums. Each 30-45 minute program includes reading from a children's book, an activity, a museum takeaway, and access to the museum afterward. Families are welcome to bring snacks for their kids. 

 

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Program Schedule

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April 24th at 10:30 a.m.
In the Kitchen

Hosted in the historic kitchen at the Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds, preschoolers and their caregivers will learn about how food went from seed to table before supermarkets and refrigeration.  We will read Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert, and then children will be given the opportunity to plant seeds pots to bring home and watch grow. Free program.

April 28th at 10:30 a.m. 
In the Kitchen

Hosted in the historic kitchen at the Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds, preschoolers and their caregivers will learn about how food went from seed to table before supermarkets and refrigeration.  We will read Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert, and then children will be given the opportunity to plant seeds pots to bring home and watch grow.  Free program.

May 9th at 10:30 a.m.
The Underground Railroad

Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter will introduce preschoolers and their caregivers to the underground railroad. Held at the Jackson Homestead, which was actually a stop on the underground railroad as enslaved people made their way to freedom in the North, this program will be a gentle introduction to this period of American history. Along with the story, children will also learn the Drinking Gourd song! Free program.

Follow the Drinking Gourd

May 11th at 10:30 a.m.
The Underground Railroad

Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter will introduce preschoolers and their caregivers to the underground railroad. Held at the Jackson Homestead, which was actually a stop on the underground railroad as enslaved people made their way to freedom in the North, this program will be a gentle introduction to this period of American history. Along with the story, children will also learn the Drinking Gourd song! Free program.

Follow the Drinking Gourd