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Storytime from the Playhouse (New updates monthly!)
Posted: August 24, 2020

It’s time for a story! Join us for storytime from Josephine Ford’s kid-sized Playhouse on Facebook Live and visit this page to find an activity to go with it. 
 
When we post a new story on Facebook, we'll add instructions here for a related craft you can make at home. Check back again for another fun activity.
 
 

Storytime September 21, 2020

It's exciting to get mail! Join Ms. Emily for this month's storybook "The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters" by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (which we chose inspired by the Postman painting by Vincent Van Gogh which Eleanor and Edsel had hanging in the Main Residence!). Click here to see the video on Facebook.

Kids! Send Miss Emily -- or Moss our goose dog -- a letter at Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236. Be sure to include your return address so after they read your letters they can send you something back!


 
 
Storytime August 17, 2020 
This month's storybook is "The Honeybee" by by Kirsten Hall and Isabelle Arsenault, read on Facebook Live. Click here to see the video! Enjoy hearing from some special guest readers -- our friends from Detroit Hives, a great organization that helps honeybees. Did you know that bees pollinate plants and help keep the whole ecosystem going?

You can help honeybees at home, too! Try out this fun activity: Create your own "bee watering station." Click here to download the directions.

 
 
Storytime July 27, 2020
Here's a fun activity you can do at home, inspired by the book "Over and Under the Pond" by Kate Messner. You can download directions here!
 
 

 
 
Storytime July 20, 2020
Here's a fun activity to go with the book "Be a Maker" by Katey Howes. You can download the instructions here. 
 
 

 
 
Storytime July 13, 2020
Miss Emily from Ford House offers you this fun project that you can do at home, inspired by the book "Gaston" by Kelly DiPucchioClick here to download directions. 
 


 
 
Storytime July 6, 2020
To go along with the story "A Family is a Family is a Family" by Sara O'Leary, Miss Emily from Ford House offers you this fun project that you can do at home. Click here to download directions. 
 
 

 
Storytime June 29, 2020
To go along with the story "Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt" by Kate Messner, Miss Emily from Ford House offers you this fun project that you can do at home. You can download directions for the activity here.
 
 
 

 
 
Storytime June 22, 2020
To go along with the story "Iggy Peck, Architect" by Andrea Beaty, Miss Emily from Ford House offers you this building project that you can do at home. Click here to download the instructions, and happy building!
 
 

 
 
Storytime June 14, 2020
 
To go along with the story "Raggedy Ann and the Kite" from the book "Raggedy Ann Stories" by Johnny Gruelle, Miss Emily from Ford House offers you this kite building project to make at home. Download instructions here. Happy kite flying! 
 

 


 

Storytime June 8, 2020

Inspired by the book "Bird Builds a Nest" by Martin Jenkins. Now, make your own birds nest here, using items you probably have around your house! View, download and print out the instructions here.

 

 

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