Traverse City Children's Activities: Foster an appreciation for literature early in young reader's careers. This summer the Great Lakes Children's Museum is offering InterActive StoryTime as part of their summer children's programs. InterActive StoryTime features great works of children's literature paired with activities and crafts led by the Museum staff and volunteers, creating a hands-on educational environment.

InterActive Story Time is offered twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. beginning the week of June 18.


"Some Smug Slug", by Pamela Duncan Edwards, Wednesday, June 13

Smirking, the slug keeps slithering up a highly suspect slope. Stop, Slug, stop!

"The Three Little Pigs", by David Weisner, June 19 and 21

This is not the same old straw and sticks and pigs and bricks. Find out what happens when the wolf “huffs and puffs” this time.

"Raccoon Tune", by Howard Fine, June 26 and 28

Moonlight, June night. Just-right-for-a-raccoon night.


"The Very Hungry Caterpillar", by Eric Carle, July 3 and 5

A hungry caterpillar hatches out of an egg and eats and eats and eats.

"Where’s My Teddy?" by Jez Alborough, July 10 and 12

Eddie loses his teddy. His teddy’s name is Freddy.

"The Very Quiet Cricket", by Eric Carle, July 17 and 19

Little Cricket tries to chirp “hello” to all the bugs he meets, but he can’t make a sound.

"A Weekend with Wendell", by Kevin Henkes, July 24 and 26

Wendell the mouse visits his friend Sophie’s house.

"Red, Red, Red, by Valeri Gorbachev", July 31 and August 2

When all the neighbors see Turtle hurrying by, they want to know why. He just says he is going after red, red, red.


"Pinkalicious, by Victoria Kann", August 7 and 9

Find out what happens if you eat too many pink cupcakes.

"Moon Games", by Frank Asch, August 14 and 16

Bear learns a new game and teaches it to the moon.

"One Duck Stuck", by Phyllis Root, August 21 and 23

One duck is stuck in the muck. Can two swishy fishies help pull him out?

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