Join us for our hands-on storytelling adventures, Tales for Tots, held each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 11 am. Each day a new story is read followed by a fun activity that goes along with that story.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
Monday - Thanksgiving Point Gardens (Through October 31, 2015)
Tuesday – Museum of Ancient Life
Wednesday – Farm Country
Thursday – Museum of Natural Curiosity
Included with regular venue admission
Upcoming Tales For Tots:
Museum of Natural Curiosity
August 20 | “Angelina’s Big City Ballet” by Katherine Holabird
For the first time ever, Angelina is visiting the most famous city in Mouseland: the Big Cheese! She can’t wait to explore the city and perform her fairy ballet. But her cousin Jeanie tells Angelina that tap dancing is much better than ballet. How can the two girls overcome their differences and learn to work together in time for the big show?
August 27 | “Barn Dance” by Bill Martin Jr.
In an old farmhouse, bathed in the light of a full moon, a young boy creeps to his bedroom window and looks outside. It is coming from the Barn, as he gets closer he hears the sweet sound of a country fiddler and the rhythmic thumping of dancing feet. But who could possibly be having a barn dance in the middle of the night? Come find out in this fun tale!
September 3 | “Stuck” by Oliver Jeffers
When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he's determined to get it out. But how? Well, by knocking it down with his shoe, of course. But strangely enough, it too gets stuck. And the only logical course of action . . . is to throw his other shoe. Only now it's stuck! Surely there must be something he can use to get his kite unstuck.
September 10 | “Bugs for Lunch” by Margery Facklam
Bon appetit! Kudos to Chef Nature for dishing up these tasty morsels. No reader with a discriminating palate will be able to put this delicious menu of appetizing delicacies down. BUGS FOR LUNCH caters to a full array of creatures–animal, plant, and human–that munch on bugs.
September 17 | “Mama built a little nest” by Jennifer Ward
There are so many different kinds of birds—and those birds build so many different kinds of nests to keep their babies cozy. With playful, bouncy rhyme, Jennifer Ward explores nests large and small, silky and cottony, muddy and twiggy—and all the birds that call them home!
September 24 | “If you hold a seed” by Elly Mackay
Something magical happens when you plant a dream with a seed. With plenty of love and patience, they can blossom into an extraordinary gift. To be shared with those you love and those with big dreams, this book encourages us to never give up.
Museum of Ancient Life
September 1 | “Amelia Bedelia’s First day of School” by Herman Perish
Amelia Bedelia goes to school and mixes up just about everything in this funny picture book about the childhood of the iconic character.
September 8 | “Bear Shadow” by Frank Ash
One sunny day Bear decides to go fishing, but his shadow keeps scaring the fish away, time and time again. Bear tries everything he can think of to get rid of this pesky nuisance. And at last he succeeds—or so he thinks!
September 15 | “Night lights?” by Gal Susan
Susan Gal tells the story of a child’s evening routine through all the different kinds of lights that shine in the night. From the porch light by the front door, to the firelight (and firefly light!) of a backyard cookout, and the candles on a cake, everything seems to glow in this warm and cozy book.
September 22 | “Duck and Goose” by Tad Hill
Duck and Goose have to work at getting along. You see, Duck doesn’t much care for Goose at first, and Goose isn’t fond of Duck. But both want the egg that each claims to be his. As the two tend to their egg, and make plans for the future, they come to appreciate one another’s strengths
September 29 | “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the tale of a mischievous rabbit and his nerve-wracking encounter with Mr. McGregor.
August 19 | “I Know A Shy Fellow who Swallowed A Cello” by Barbara Garriel
This shy fellow, a wallflower, swallows a cello, followed by many more musical instruments, until at last he burps, belches, and bellows.
August 26 | “Jungle Drums” by Graeme Base
Little Ngiri is the Smallest Warthog in Africa. Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different. Then one day he gets a set of magic drums. Come see what happens to little Ngiri.
September 2 | “I Am Too Absolutely Small for School” by Lauren Child
Lola is not so sure about school. After all, why would she need to count higher than ten when she never eats more than ten cookies at a time? Once again, it's up to ever-patient big brother Charlie to persuade Lola that school is worthwhile.
September 9 | “Animals Don’t So I Won’t” by David G. Derrick Jr.
Ben loved pretending he was an animal. But when his mom said, "clean up for dinner," Ben claimed, "Animals don't, so I won't." However, he didn't expect two could play the same game!
September 16 | “A Color of His Own” by Leo Lionni
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon.
September 23 | “A Porcupine Named Fluffy” by Helen Lester
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros. Come read with us in this tale about being great just the way you are.
September 30 | “It Wasn’t my Fault” by Helen Lester
When accidents happen to Murdley Gurdson, they are usually his own fault, but when a bird lays an egg on Murdley's head one day, he tries hard to find someone else to blame.
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
August 24 | “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson
One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you.
August 31 | “Beautiful Oops” by Barney Saltzberg
A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing―not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator. Come read with us this story about how it is okay to make mistakes.
September 7 | “The Night before Preschool” by Natasha Wing
It's the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can't fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he's too excited about going back! This book will soothe any child's fears about the first day of school.
September 14 | "When I grow up” by Peter Horn
At the end of a busy day, Sebastian the little turtle snuggles down next to his father and asks, "Do you know what I want to be when I grow up?" He then eagerly regales his doting parent with all his ideas for exciting careers. When sleep finally comes, father and son have forged a wonderful new bond based on mutual admiration and abiding love.
September 21 | “Bee gets a Sweater” by Keith Faulkner
Bee Gets a Sweater begins a long time ago, when all bees were just plain black. Then, Spider had a brilliant idea. She set to work knitting different sweaters until the bright yellow and black ones fit and the bees were never the same again.
September 28 | “Tops and Bottoms” by Janet Stevens
Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear in this funny and exciting story. Tops & Bottoms celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship.
About Our Supporter:
Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) is the presenting sponsor of Tales For Tots. With SSFCU’s generous donation, the Tales for Tots program will receive support in providing education through reading books to thousands of children. SSFCU chose to partner with Thanksgiving Point as it shares core values in giving back to the community, especially in Utah where the young population demands more learning opportunities. In addition to monetary support, SSFCU employees will be volunteering as book readers and helping with crafts at Tales For Tots. To learn more about SSFCU, visit www.ssfcu.org.