Enjoy themed children's books with "Book in the Nook" storytimes every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

The Nature Nook has been a special place for young children to enjoy hands-on fun at the Delaware Museum of Natural History since it opened in 2010, but now children have even more opportunity to experience science and nature up-close with "Book in the Nook" storytimes. Beginning Wednesday, October 17, children and their parents can enjoy a featured children's book each week with themes based on our current special exhibit, science, nature, and more. In addition, science themes are explored throughout the year with hands-on activities and instruction from our skilled docents and Education staff.

The Nature Nook is specially designed for children ages 2 through 10, and the space promotes interaction between children and their parents or caregivers, which is an important aspect of early childhood learning. Trained educators, docents, and volunteers facilitate educational interactions and provide children with an opportunity to learn about the world around them in a hands-on way.  Interactive activities transport children inside a cave, stream, meadow, and woodland to explore wildlife and habitats using simple tools and their senses.

Nature Nook
Tuesday - Saturday (Closed Monday): 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 3 p.m.

Book in the Nook
Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m.
"Book in the Nook" Schedule:

11    Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
18    Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
25    I Know It's Autumn by Eileen Spinelli
2      We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
9      Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
16    The First Dog by Jan Brett
23    Wild and Woolly Mammoth by Aliki
30    The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler
6      Mammoth's on the Move by Lisa Wheeler
13    Mammoth Magic by Shelley Gill
20    A Woolly Mammoth Journey by Debbie Miller
27    Can I Bring Wooly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? by Lois Grambling
4      I Met a Dinosaur by Jan Wahl
11    My Dinosaur by Mark Alan Weatherby
18    How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
25    Museum closed

January (2014)
1      Museum closed
8      Millions of Snowflakes by Mary McKenna Siddals
15    The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
22    The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
29    The Mitten by Jan Brett
5      An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston
12    About Birds by Catheryn Sill
19    Roly-Poly Egg by Kali Stileman
26    Come Along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons
5      In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Flemming
12    Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
19    Its Spring! by Linda Glaser
26    Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
2     This is the Sunflower by Lola Schaeffer
9     A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry
16    No One Told the Aardvark by Deborah Eaton
23    Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
30    Never Babysit the Hippopotamuses! by Doug Johnson

7    The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
14   Miss Moo goes to the Zoo by Kelly Graves
21   A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
28   Where Butterflies Grow by Joanne Ryder

4     The Happy Bee by Ian Beck
11   The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller
18   The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
25   From Flower to Honey by Robin Nelson

2    Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
9    Insects are My Life by Megan McDonald
16   Billy’s Beetle by Mick Inkpen
23   The Lamb and the Butterfly by Arnold Sundgaard
30   Becoming Butterflies by Anne Rockwell


6    There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback
13   Fireflies in the Night by Judy Hawes
20   Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema
27   The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle

Check back for more great children's books every Wednesday for "Book in the Nook!"

Saturday Storytimes sponsored by Ursuline Academy
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Join us each Saturday as themed children’s books are read by Nature Nook staff.  Book themes are based on the Museum’s current special exhibit, science, nature, and other topics.  In addition, selected themes are further explored with hands-on activities, crafts, and instruction from Nature Nook staff.

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