Tales For Tots at Thanksgiving Point

Tales For Tots

Presented by Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU)

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
11 am


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

October 1 |  “Leaf Man” by Lois Elhert

Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.

October 8 | “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.

October 15 | “The Pout Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen

Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading "dreary wearies" isn't really his destiny.

October 22 |  “Imogene’s Antlers” by David Small

Imogene awakens one morning to find she has grown antlers. Come and read with us the fun ways Imogene can uses her new antlers!

October 29 | “Just Say Boo!” by Susan Hood

If three dinosaurs roar when you open your door, what do you say? "Boo!" of course! Come read with us about all the fun things that happen on Halloween!


Museum of Ancient Life

October 6 | “Autumn Leaves” by Ken Robbins

Bright, crisp photos fill this book of natural science for the young. This book contains a sharp, close-up look at 13 types of trees ablaze with color. Come and learn about the Autumn leaves.

October 13 | “The Cinder-Eyed Cats” by Eric Rohmann

This book explores a little boy’s journey to a tropical dream world. Magnificent oil paintings and rhyming text bring to life a mysterious island where cinder-eyed cats move like shadows, boats float above the ocean, whales fly across the dawn sky, and a parade of fish dances in the light of a campfire.

October 20 | “Duck and Goose find a Pumpkin?” by Tad Hills

Duck & Goose look everywhere for a pumpkinā€”in the apple tree, in the leaf pile, inside a hollow log.... Where will they find one? Come read with us about Duck & Goose’ exciting adventure.

October 27 | “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!


Farm Country

October 7 | “It’s Fall” by Linda Glaser

A child experiences the colors and textures of fall and explores lots of fun activities that you can do in this fun season.

October 14 | “Red are the Apples” by Marc Harshman

What can you find in an autumn garden? A harvest of bright colors, and lots to explore!
Inviting rhymes and the antics of a boy and his pets promise a full day of fun for young readers as they pick out all the luscious fruits and vegetables in this books’ colorful fall garden.

October 21 | “The Three Little Pigs” by Parragon Books

This classic retelling of the Three Little Pigs is filled with vibrant pictures and is perfect for your little one. Come read this classic tale with us and see if you can make a house that will not fall down!

October 28 | “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman

The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine.


Thanksgiving Point Gardens

October 5 | “I See Fall” by Charles Ghigna

Experience the many joys of fall. From pumpkins and leaves to apples and Halloween. In this fun book about Fall.

October 12 | “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. When Old Nyumbu the Wildebeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums, he is sure his wish is about to come true. But all the animals of the jungle are in for a BIG surprise as Ngiri's wish is granted in a most unexpected way.

October 19 | “Whoosh Went the Wind” by Sally Derby

A little boy tells his teacher about the tricks of a mischievous wind that made him late for school. But his teacher just won’t believe him. Is he telling the truth or just inventing some outrageous excuses? Listen to the little boy as he tells about his windy "walk" to school and find out.

October 26 | “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson

The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom.  But is there room on the broom for so many friends?




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.

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