Preschool Story Hour Program

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Practice early reading skills while having fun on the farm and in the garden! This class is for emergent readers ages 2 - 5 years and combines learning about the seasons, caring for farm animals, planting, growing food, and farm machines with early literacy components (reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visualization).

This is a fun, age-appropriate class with lots of hands-on activities for a child/caregiver team.  Each class will begin with a song/story/activity component indoors and continue with a trip to the garden or farmyard.


Tuesdays in January & February from 10-11 am

Registration Details:
Cost per child (no extra charge for one caregiver):
$10/class - non-members

$8/class - members

Children attending all 8 classes receive half off the price of the final class.

Since we are a non-profit organization, we unfortunately are unable to offer discounts for multiple children. However, each registration includes all-day admission to the Farm!

Class minimum: 4 students
Class maximum: 10 students
Each child must be accompanied by one parent or caregiver.

Fee includes all-day admission to Gorman Heritage Farm on each day of the class.  Stay and play at the Farm.

Gorman Heritage Farm's Preschool Story Hours offer fun and engaging farm experiences paired with the best in children's literature.

These classes are taught by Education Manager Jenny Daughetee who maintains an Ohio state teaching certificate, has an M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Xavier University, and taught in a Montessori preschool/kindergarten classroom for five years.
Location: Gorman Heritage Farm - 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241

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January 10th, 2017: Vertebrates & Invertebrates:

Children will help set up an ant farm, explore a reptile’s habitat and look for red wiggler worms in our vermicompost bin.
Book: Snake by Chris Mattison

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January 17th, 2017: Rabbits in the Winter

Children will learn about rabbits, burrows and winter life for outdoor animals.
Books: Rabbits, Rabbits and More Rabbits! by Gail Gibbons
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

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January 24th, 2017: Goats & Sheep

Participants will groom a goat, feel sheep’s wool and learn about spinning fleece into yarn.
Book: The Goat in the Rug by Charles L. Blood and Martin Link

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January 31st, 2017: Music & Sound on the Farm

Children will make sound shakers, identify animal sounds, try on our old-fashioned cow- bell and use rhythm sticks to create sound patterns.
Music: Choo Choo to the Zoo!

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February 7th, 2017: Growing a Garden

Children will learn about what is required to grow plants, collect sunflower seeds for a bird feeder and plant tomato seeds.

Book: Ashlyn Grows...Cherry Tomatoes by Gene Powell

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February 14th, 2017: Taking Care of Farm Animals

Participants will grind corn, feed our hens and look for eggs in our nesting boxes.

Book: On the Farm by Anna Milbourne and Alessandra Roberti & The Quiet Little Farm by Janet Kerr

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February 21st, 2017: Frozen - Finding Olaf  

Children will discover the properties of water (solid, liquid, gas) and the concepts of sink and float.

Book:  What Floats in a Moat? by Lynne Berry

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February 28th, 2017: Exploring the Farm

Children will explore the Farm on a hayride (weather pending) and sip hot chocolate.

Bonus:  In honor of Dr. Seuss’ coming birthday, the Cat in the Hat will pay a visit and read to us!

Book: A Visit to the Gravesens’ Farm by Alice K. Flanagan & Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

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