Parents and their preschoolers will love stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House during the last session of the summer in series of programs offered by the Johnson County Museum. But don’t worry, a new season of Retro Storytime begins Sept. 9. Social distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during these programs.
Retro Storytime is for ages three to five with an adult. The August session will feature the 1950 Little Golden Book, “Doctor Dan the Bandage Man.” In the story, Dan gets a bandage for his scratch, and soon everyone is wearing bandages too! After the story, participants will use Band-Aids® for a craft. An adult must attend the program with each child.
To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under heritage & history. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “museum.”
The August program will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for this 45-minute program is $2 per person, including adults, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration for these programs does not include admission to the Johnson County Museum or to KidScape. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 31493.
Other fall Retro Storytime programs will include: “The Little Red Hen” on Sept. 9, "The Happy Man and His Dump Truck" on Oct. 14, “The Pokey Little Puppy” on Nov. 18, and “Frosty the Snow Man" on Dec. 9.
The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.