Storytime from the Playhouse (New updates monthly!) Posted: September 21, 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?
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.
The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House experience is an authentic witness to the past that inspires, educates and engages visitors through exploration of its unique connections to art, design, history and the environment, while celebrating family traditions and community relationships.