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 (June - October) –Ashton Gardens
Tuesday – Museum of Ancient Life
Wednesday – Farm Country
Thursday– Museum of Natural Curiosity
Included with regular venue admission.
Upcoming Tales For Tots:
August 29 | “Some Bugs” by Angela Diterlizzi
Grab your magnifying glass! Find your field guide! And come hope, hide, swim and glide through this buggy backyard world!
September 5 | Bugs for Lunch by Margery Facklam
Would you eat a bug? What if you were a bat? Or a gecko? Come explore animals that eat bugs.
September 12 | The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A caterpillar just keeps eating. Soon enough he gets full and takes a long nap. What will happen when he wakes up?
September 19 | Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
Meet a winning, winsome inchworm, proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun, from a robin’s tail to a toucan’s beak. When a hungry nightingale threatens to eat him for breakfast unless he can measure her song, the inchworm calls on his craft and skill to creatively solve the dilemma
September 26 | The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
A little cricket was born. As he explores the world around him he meets many friends who say hello but he cannot offer a greeting of his own until he meets a very special friend.
Museum of Natural Curiosity
August 25 | “Froggy Learns to Swim” by Jonathan London
Frogs are supposed to be great swimmers. “Not me!” says Froggy, who’s afraid of the water. But with a little encouragement, some practice, and the help of a silly song or two, Froggy becomes an expert frog-kicker!
September 1 | Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School by Herman Parish
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 | If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
If you take a mouse to school, he'll ask you for your lunch box. When you give him your lunch box, he'll want a sandwich to go in it. Then he'll need a notebook and some pencils. He'll probably want to share your backpack, too . . .
September 15 | The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diensen
Mr. Fish is nervously awaiting his first day of school, and he frets about not knowing how to write his name, how to draw shapes, and how to do math―until he's reassured that school is the perfect place to learn how to master all of these new skills.
September 22 | One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies
Far, far out at sea lives one of the world's most mysterious creatures, the loggerhead turtle. For thirty years she swims the oceans, wandering thousands of miles as she searches for food. Until, one summer night, she lands on a beach to lay her eggs— the very same beach where she herself was born.
September 29 | Swimmy by Leo Lionni
Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger.
Museum of Ancient Life
September 6 | Can I Have a Stegosaurus Mom? By Lois G Grambling
A little boy uses every argument he can think of--from the reasonable to the zany--to persuade his mother to let him have a stegosaurus.
September 13 | How do Dinosaurs Go to School? By Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Everyone's favorite dinosaurs are back--and this time they are going to school. More fun dinosaur antics await. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own!
September 20 | Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.
September 27 | I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman
Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course, Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home.
August 31 | “Is Your Mama a Llama?” by Deborah Guarino
Lloyd the baby llama asks his different animal friends, is your mama a llama?” All the animal friends answer no; but, in riddles and rhymes, lead Lloyd towards the answer he longs most to hear.
September 7 | How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
Some kids spend their summer vacation at camp. Some kids spend it at Grandma's house. Wallace Bleff spent his out west...with a rope, a ride and a roundup he'll never forget.
September 14 | Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London
Froggy's mother knows that everyone's nervous on the first day of school. "Not me!" says Froggy, and together they leapfrog to the bus stop -- flop flop flop. Froggy's exuberant antics, complete with sound effects, will delight and reassure kids that school can be fun.
September 21 | Six Crows by Leo Lionni
While a farmer tends his field of wheat, six hungry crows watch and wait in a nearby tree. When the wheat ripens, the farmer builds a scarecrow to frighten them off, but these ingenious crows are not so easily scared.
September 28 | A Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester
The porcupine, ironically named fluffy, is always put into situations where he pokes holes through things. What can he do to make himself fluffy and soft?