Activities to Do at Home | The DoSeum - Storytime


The DoSeum is a place where interactive fun and hands-on learning come together—a place where minds are always at play.  During your visit, our exhibits, programs, and classes will encourage young minds to explore the joy of learning through connections to STEM, the arts, and literacy, but curiosity and exploration don't have to end when you leave!

Explore our DIY Activities, Storytimes, and other family resources that were created for you to DO at home and stay connected with your family while keeping minds at play in between your visits!


Category: Storytime

Cast Away: Poems for Our Time

Waste, junk, trash! Join Naomi Shihab Nye as she reads from her book Cast Away: Poems for Our Time and prompts us to think about what we consider to be trash, what happens to trash, and what our trash says about us! This collection of poems is a reminder that we can have more control and intention over what we use and what we cast away, and that these actions have an effect on our planet. Read More
at Friday, August 12, 2022

Drum Dream Girl

  Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule―until the drum dream girl. Join us for Storytime as we explore Drum Dream Girl, the inspiring true story of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers.      Read More
at Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Baby Bear Sees Blue

Baby Bear has so much to learn about the world! Join us for our latest Storytime featuring Baby Bear Sees Blue, as we follow Baby Bear from the moment he wakes until it’s time to curl up and go to sleep, he explores outside with his mama. They see green leaves, blue jays, brown trout, and—best of all—a patch of yummy red strawberries. Read More
at Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Little Night/Nochecita

Where could Little Night be? Hiding in a Barn? Playing in the hills? Jump into the dreamy bilingual pages of Little Night/Nochecita with us for Storytime to find out! Little Night/Nochecita is a sweet story that every child will enjoy.  Read More
at Thursday, October 8, 2020

Alphabet War

  Join us for this special Storytime of The Alphabet War, narrated by LeDerick Horne--a performance poet, an advocate for people with disabilities, and our Outside The Lunchbox Luncheon keynote speaker. As we jump into the pages of The Alphabet War we’ll follow Adam from his first days in Kindergarten, where the teacher wanted him to learn about letters. But “p” looked like “q,” and “b” looked like “d.” We'll follow Adam's ... Read More
at Friday, September 25, 2020

Red: A Crayon's Story

  Red is bright and strong but isn’t red at all, in fact, he is blue!  Join us for a Digital Storytime of Red: A Crayon’s Story, a heartwarming story about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way.  Read More
at Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Shoo Wee Okapi

Shoo Wee! Do you smell that? What is that smell...I think it's that Okapi! What is an Okapi, anyway? Okapis are nearly impossible to observe in the wild and, once discovered, obtained a mythical reputation and gained the name "African unicorn." This book is the first in a series of "ficinformational" books about lesser known animals with weird traits like the okapi. The illustrations are engaging, and the story is just plain fun to read and filled with real facts. A... Read More
at Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Hair Love

Hair can kink, coil, and curl in every way! Zuri knows her hair is beautiful, even though some days it has a mind of its own.  Join us as we explore the pages of Hair Love, a tender and empowering story where Zuri and her Daddy work together to style her hair for a very special occasion.  After listening to Hair Love you can watch an extended animated short of the book too! Watch Animated Short Read More
at Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Coyote Family Stays Home!

Join us for this bilingual storytime as The Coyote family shares how they have worked as a team to stay happy and healthy during their time at home.  Spurs Give announced the release of a free new digital children book, titled “The Coyote Family Stays Home!”. The book, created to help children understand and come to terms with changes resulting from COVID-19, is available for free online in both English and Spanish. The book serves as an additional resource for all family ... Read More
at Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Plant A Kiss

  Join us as we follow Little Miss's adventure when she planted a kiss! This storytime featuring Plant A Kiss, will show kids how one small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than you could ever imagine.   Read More
at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Remember Balloons

James has so many balloons! Each of them carries a special memory. Grandpa has a million balloons because he’s lived so long. James loves to hear about the stories in Grandpa’s balloons. But Grandpa has been having trouble holding onto his balloons lately. They start to float away, and James can’t catch them even though he tries. James discovers that he is now the one to share Grandpa’s stories. After listening to The Remember Balloons read by author Jessie Oli... Read More
at Friday, May 22, 2020

El Perro Con Sombrero

Jump into the bilingual pages of  El Perro Con Sombrero with us during this week’s Storytime! Explore with us how Pepe’s sombrero took him from lonely dog to movie star!    See all Storytimes >  Read More
at Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Green Is a Chile Pepper

Cultural traditions can be joyful, delicious, and colorful! Join us as we jump into the lively pages of Green Is a Chile Pepper and explore a world of colors for this week’s Storytime!   See all Storytimes >  Read More
at Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life

In this week’s Storytime, Dr. Dryer will teach children how to hold onto no-limit thinking and become unstoppable as they strive to attain their dreams!  Join us as we jump into the pages of Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life and explore 10 important lessons of life that include taking risk, dealing with stress and anxiety, and learning how to enjoy each moment! I Read More
at Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Dragones Y Tacos

Los tacos y las fiestas son dos de las cosas favoritas de los dragones, pero si decides organizar una fiesta de tacos, no debes servir salsa picante, ¡al menos que quieras que tu fiesta se caliente realmente! Esta semana saltamos a las páginas de Dragones Y Tacos y exploramos por qué los dragones no usan salsa picante en sus tacos y cuántos tacos necesitas para una fiesta de tacos con dragones.   See All Storytimes >  Read More
at Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Everyone carries an imaginary bucket but how you fill yours and the people around you is up to you!   Join us as we jump into the pages of Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids — a vivid book that illustrates how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love every day!   After finishing reading the book, find additional bucket filling recourses to continue practicing positive actions at www.bucketfillers10... Read More
at Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Free Audiobooks by Audible

Audible, an Amazon company, is helping to support kids find the joys in literature and reading while at home! The audiobook company launched Audible Stories, a free online streaming service where kids and teens can enjoy audiobooks for the duration this unique time at home.   "For as long as schools are closed, we're open."  Audible said.  Audible Stories features a wide variety of audiobooks for you and your family to enjoy from audiobooks for the L... Read More
at Thursday, April 16, 2020

Something Extraordinary

  Have you wished for something extraordinary?  Like the ability to fly? Or to have 100 dinosaur friends?  Journey with us into the pages of Something Extraordinary for this week's storytime! Something Extraordinary explores how the ordinary can be extraordinary!     See all Storytimes >  Read More
at Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Where Is Baby's Belly Button

For this week's storytime, we are jumping into the children's book Where Is Baby's Belly Button.  Explore these vibrant pages with your kids and learn about body parts and their locations.    View All Story Times >  Read More
at Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Little Roja Riding Hood

We're diving into the pages of Little Roja Riding Hood for this week's Storytime! The bilingual retelling of Little Red Riding Hood follows a familiar tale with new twists and turns while infusing accessible Spanish you can use every day! Read More
at Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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