Wednesday and Friday mornings starting at 11:00 am, Museum staff or volunteers transform beloved stories into an engaging combination of activities, imaginative play and crafts to form Interactive StoryTime. Interactive StoryTime is included with Museum admission.
InterActive StoryTime lays a solid foundation for developing reading proficiency, by engaging pre-readers and early readers in books through the use of props, sound, and movement. Participating in a story, children develop a physical and emotional connection to the book. The corresponding activity or craft brings the themes and characters from the story into the child’s physical world, which helps with reading comprehension, since children and their adult caregivers will naturally discuss the story while working on the book-related craft or project. These factors all combine to encourage and foster an interest in and fondness for reading, which is an essential basis for later reading proficiency. According to Psychology Today (Oct 2011) “If we want to nurture good readers – and good writers, for all that – we won’t wean them from picture books at an ever younger and younger age.”
Upcoming stories include;
- Tuesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 24 – In the Tall, Tall Grass
- Tuesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 7 – Stellaluna
- Tuesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 14 – The Runaway Garden
For more details, go to calendar
InterActive StoryTime can also be added as a special activity to a group visit.