Family Literacy Month at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire focuses on special activities and events that highlight the importance of family literacy. The museum will have literacy activities in the Muse Studio, additional storytimes, a “Dress as your Favorite Book Character Party,” book fairs, “Storybook STEAM” activities in the STEAM Innovation Lab, a foreign language class, author book readings and book signings, tips for families and caregivers on how to make literacy fun, and a free copy of “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle (while supplies last).
First Friends Playgroup & Baby Storytime
Wednesdays, november 1, 8, 15 & 29
AND Fridays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24
A drop-in opportunity for parents and babies/toddlers (ages 6 months to two years) to play. This program is free for museum Members and regular admission applies for Non-members.
Literacy Celebration: Usborne Book Sale
To help us kick off Family Literacy Month, Usborne Books consultant Sarah Flynn will set up samples of Usborne books in the museum’s MUSE Studio for visitors to explore all week. All books she will have at the museum will also be available in an online sale: https://p5838.myubam.com/818865.
Books Alive: Pete the Cat
Saturday, November 11, 10am-2pm
Pete the Cat, that groovy feline who likes to sing his songs as he goes along, will be visiting the Museum to greet young fans and help promote the love of reading! Clubhouse Member Perk: Avoid the crowds and come to a special Pete the Cat Meet and Greet on Saturday, November 11 from 9-10am!
Children’s Author Visit & Storytime
Sunday, November 12 at noon
Susan Werner Thoresen, author of “The Yo-Yo and the Piggy Bank” will read her book, sell signed copies lead related hands-on activities.
Mini Book Fair with Barefoot Books
Wednesday, November 15, 10:30-11:30am
Join Barefoot Books consultant Marissa Scott to learn some literacy tips and purchase some beautifully illustrated children’s picture books during this mini book fair!
One World Language School: Learn Chinese
Sunday, November 19, 12:15pm
Come learn how to count to 5, how to say a few colors and say "hello" in Chinese!
Dress As Your Favorite Book Character Party
Saturday, November 25, all day
Dress as your favorite character from your favorite book and come to the museum to hear lots of special storytimes featuring some of OUR favorite books!
November in the Muse Studio:
Family Literacy Month
Drop-in to enjoy lots of laughable, lovable, literacy fun for all ages! Crafts, games, projects and challenges are available throughout the month, perfect for all ages.
November in the STEAM Lab:
This month in the STEAM Lab, drop-in to celebrate Literacy Month with activities and experiments inspired by colorful picture books. Check the online calendar for daily topics and times.