KidsPlay Children’s Museum and Litchfield Historical Society Present Wonders of the Garden, a Spanish-English Story Time

KidsPlay Children’s Museum and Litchfield Historical Society Present Wonders of the Garden, a Spanish-English Story Time

KIDSPLAY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AND LITCHFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENT WONDERS OF THE GARDEN, A SPANISH-ENGLISH STORY TIME

June 29, 2021, Torrington – KidsPlay Children’s Museum and Litchfield Historical Society are partnering to offer Wonders of the Garden, A Spanish-English Story Time. The program will be held at 10 a.m. on 4 consecutive Tuesdays starting on July 20 at the Tapping Reeve Meadow located at 82 South Street in Litchfield.

Children and families are invited to enjoy interactive garden-themed stories read in both English and Spanish by KidsPlay volunteers, Humphry Rolleston and Carmen Neale. They will also explore the natural history of the garden and learn about agriculture in New England. Each week they will feature a different topic including rocks and soil, pollinators and other garden helpers, traditional garden plants, and textile crops with hands-on STEM activities and story extenders that promote early literacy and language exploration.

“We are so excited to partner with KidsPlay and welcome families to the Tapping Reeve Meadow for story time.” says Kate Zullo, Head of Education at the Litchfield Historical Society. “Stories are a great introduction to exploring history and the natural world.”

Patty Cassella, the Learning Experience Specialist at KidsPlay said, “Planning this story time with Kate Zullo was exciting! The study of New England through the perspective of historical gardening opens up interesting STEM topics such as the challenges of early agriculture and pollinator habitat. I can’t wait to enjoy the stories in two languages and explore the materials with the children!”

KidsPlay volunteer, Humphry Rolleston said, “I am delighted and honored to again be part of this great partnership between two of my favorite institutions this Summer. I look forward to reading some great stories to the children, parents and caregivers with the wonderful Carmen Neale.”

This program is best enjoyed by families with children ages 3 to 8. There is limited space for this  free event. Please register by visiting www.kidsplaymuseum.org or by calling KidsPlay at 860-618-7770.  For outdoor events, we are asking visitors (ages 2+) to wear masks if they cannot maintain social distancing. Bringing a mask is advised for you and your child for any hands-on collaborative projects.

Located at 7 South Street, Litchfield, CT, The Litchfield Historical Society operates the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School. Starting June 24, both sites are open Thursday by appointment, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. To better serve our community, the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School offer free admission for all, sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors. Visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org or call 860 567 4501 for more information.

KidsPlay Children’s Museum is currently open to the public Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm, with extended hours on Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm. Visitors are strongly encouraged to reserve or purchase advanced timed-entry tickets.  Unticketed visitors will only be permitted as capacity allows. All visitors (ages 2+), staff and volunteers are required to wear a mask covering mouth and nose at all times within the Museum. For more information, please visit www.kidsplaymuseum.org or call 860-618-7700 to plan your visit.

Follow Litchfield Historical Society on Facebook @litchfield.historical.society, Instagram @litchfieldhistory,  Twitter @judgereeve, #litchfieldhistory. Follow KidsPlay Children’s Museum on Facebook @kidsplaychildrensmuseum, Instagram @kidsplaymuseum, Twitter @kpmuseum, #kidsplaymuseum.

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About KidsPlay Children’s Museum:

Founded in 2012, KidsPlay Children’s Museum is a not-for-profit organization that operates over 11,000 square feet of interactive exhibits that spark curiosity and creativity. The Museum currently targets the developmental needs of children ages 1 to 10.   KidsPlay provides opportunities for children and their caregivers to share intrinsically memorable, whole family learning experiences and build skills that extend beyond the museum. The Museum enriches the educational landscape for families from across the socio-economic, cultural, and educational spectrum. For more information, please visit www.kidsplaymuseum.org. The Museum is open to the public Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended evening hours on Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  All visitors are required to reserve or purchase a timed-entry ticket in advance to manage capacity and provide plenty of space for physical distance between groups of visitors.  For more information, please visit www.kidsplaymuseum.org to plan your visit.

About Litchfield Historical Society:

Located at 7 South Street, Litchfield, CT, The Litchfield Historical operates the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School. Starting June 24th, both sites are open Thursday by appointment, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. To better serve our community, the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School offer free admission for all, sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors. Visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org or call us at 860 567 4501 for more information.

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