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.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
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
January 21 | “Please Bring Balloons” by Lindsay Ward
Ever wondered what it would be like to ride a carousel right off its platform with a bunch of balloons? Come read with us about Emma and her adventures as she sails across the sky.
January 28 | “Those Darn Squirrels” by Adam Rubin
Old Man Fookwire is a grump who only likes to paint pictures of birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely. So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful birdfeeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too! Come listen and laugh with us as we read about this escalating conflict!
February 4 | “Fancy Nancy: There’s No day like a Snow day” by Jane O’ Connor
Even a snow day is fancy when Nancy is around! Ooh la la! It's a blizzard. School is cancelled. And Nancy, JoJo, Bree, and Freddy are tres excited to go outside and play. Come read with us about Nancy’s very fancy adventures in the snow!
February 11 | “The Day it Rained Hearts” by Felicia Bond
One day it rains hearts, and Cornelia Augusta catches them. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to. Come celebrate Valentines with us!
February 18 | “Do Cows Meow” by Salina Yoon
Do cows sing? Do cows cuckoo? All I know is cows go . . . MOO! Come read with us in this silly book about different animals and the sounds they make.
February 25 | “Dinosaur Kisses” by David Ezra Stein
Dinah is a newly hatched Dinosaur there is so much for her to see and explore! She tries this — STOMP! And she tries that — CHOMP! Then she sees a kiss and knows just what she wants to try next. Who can she kiss? Come find out in this hilarious tale about Dinosaur Kisses!
Museum of Ancient Life
January 26 | “Dinosaur Sleepover” by Deborah Allwright
Spending the night away from home can be a daunting prospect and Dinosaur is so anxious that he invents many reasons as to why he can't go: his family will miss him, he won't have his toothbrush or his clean pajamas, and he can't possibly sleep without his teddy! But his little boy helps Dinosaur overcome his fears, and together they discover just how much fun a sleepover can be.
February 2 | “Grumpy Groundhog” by Maureen Wright
It’s Groundhog Day, and everyone is gathered to find out if it’s time for spring. But Groundhog does NOT want to leave his cozy bed in his cozy den. Will the townspeople be able to coax him out of his den? Come find out with us on this Groundhogs day!
February 9 | “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.
February 16 | “Linus the Vegetarian T-Rex” by Robert Neubecker
Ruth Anne Mackenzie thought she knew everything about dinosaurs, she knew their names, what they ate, and when they lived! But when she meets a T-Rex who only likes to eat vegetables, she can’t believe it! Come read with us this hilarious story of a T-Rex who only liked veggies.
February 23 | “Were Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen
Come read with us about this family and their many adventures as they go on a bear hunt!
January 27 | “The Day the Crayons came home” by Drew Daywalt
In this fun sequel from The Day the Crayons Quit comes this fun tale where each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.
February 3 | “The Wonky Donkey” by Craig Smith
Children will be in fits of laughter with this perfect read-aloud tale of an endearing donkey. By the books final page, readers end up with a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky-wonky, donkey!
February 10 | “Happy Valentine’s day, Mouse” by Laura Numeroff
Join Mouse as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with his friends and those he loves.
February 17 | “Mr. Brown can Moo Can You?” by Dr. Seuss
Come enjoy this classic story from Dr. Seuss! Your little one will love to listen and join us in all the sounds around us.
February 24 | “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
This Caterpillar is Very Hungry! Come read with us the adventure of this young caterpillar and see the brightly colored illustrations as this caterpillar eats his way through the story!
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.