storytime

We launched Storytime by Explore & More, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., Children’s Museum- to help caregivers entertain their children, featuring the friendly faces and figures of Buffalo.

Storytime, Spooktacular Halloween Edition: Val Drapeau reads Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Storytime, Spooktacular Halloween Edition: Amelia Schrader reads Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming and Pumpkin heads! by Wendell Minor

Storytime, Spooktacular Halloween Edition: Henry Sanders reads We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House

Storytime, Spooktacular Halloween Edition: Henry Sanders reads We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House by Mr. Krieb

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Bethany Beiersdorf reads Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers’ Market

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Bethany Beiersdorf, Executive Director of Milk for Health reads Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers’ Market by Michelle Schaub.

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Alison Burke reads Thelma the Unicorn

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Alison Burke from Howard Hanna Real Estate reads Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Cassie Church reads The Berenstain Bears Hospital Friends

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Cassie Church reads The Berenstain Bears Hospital Friends

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Major Lindsay Doak reads Night Night Buffalo

Storytime: Major Lindsay Doak from the Air Force reads Night Night Buffalo by Katherine Sully & Helen Poole.

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Senior Master Sergeant Mike Peppers reads Hey Granddude

Storytime: Senior Master Sergeant Mike Peppers from the Air Force reads Hey Granddude by Paul McCartney.

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Emily Ciarolo reads Strange Creatures: The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum

Storytime: Emily Ciarolo from Dog Tags of Western New York reads Strange Creatures: The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum by Lita Judge

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Lieutenant Shelby Thompson reads Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Lieutenant Shelby Thompson from the Buffalo Fire Department reads Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete by James Dean.

Buffalo Library Kits

Amelia Schrader reads the Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt – be sure to pick up a free activity kit from your local Buffalo Public Library (while supplies last!) to follow along and do the activity at home!

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Julia Spitz reads Whose Hat is This?

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Julia Spitz, Executive Vice President at Savarino Properties reads Whose Hat is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper.

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Ta‘Nyra Adams from Wegmans reads Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert

Storytime: Ta‘Nyra Adams from Wegmans reads Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert by Stacy McAnulty

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Allegra Jaros reads The Sneetches

Storytime: Allegra Jaros, President of the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital reads The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss.

Storytime, Honk for Heroes Edition: Sammy the Safety Dog from the U.S. Postal Service reads Hooray for Mail Carriers

Storytime: Sammy the Safety Dog from the U.S. Postal Service reads Hooray for Mail Carriers by Tessa Kenan

Storytime: Kaylee Wendt reads Dr. Seuss’s Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today

Kaylee Wendt, Meterologist with Spectrum News, reads Dr. Seuss’s Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today

Storytime, Birthday Edition: JoAnn Duffy Thomasson reads Je Suis Petite, moi?

Suis-je petit?” – Tamia n’est pas sûre et continue de demander à divers animaux qu’elle rencontre au cours de son voyage. Finalement, elle trouve la réponse surprenante …

Storytime, Birthday Edition: Deputy Mayor Ellen Grant Reads Spot’s Birthday Party

In this story, Spot’s guests at his birthday party are playing hide-and-seek, and Spot is “it.”

Storytime, Amy Usiak reads If You Had Your Birthday on the Moon

If you had your birthday party on the moon, what would it be like? Blast off to an extraterrestrial celebration and find out!

Storytime, Birthday Edition: Melissa Meyer reads I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere.

Storytime, Birthday Edition: Rachel Voelkle-Kuhlmann reads My Two Moms and Me

Families with same-sex parents are celebrated in this board book that follows busy moms and their kids throughout their day—eating breakfast, going on a playdate, heading to the pool for a swim, and settling back in at night with a bedtime story and a good-night lullaby.

Storytime, Birthday Edition: Jacob Marsh reads Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Pride Flag with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history!

Storytime, Birthday Edition: Maggie Barnett reads It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni. Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.

Storytime, Birthday Edition: Richard Ridenour reads Daddy, Papa and Me

From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there’s no limit to what a loving family can do together. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

Storytime, Birthday Edition: Rob Baird reads How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday

Everyone has a birthday, and from riotous birthday parties to the excitement of being one year older, having a birthday is the highlight of a young child’s year.

Storytime: Farmer Jeremy reads The Cow Said Neigh!

Storytime: Farmer Jeremy reads The Cow Said Neigh!

Storytime: Danielle Bernas lee ¿Soy pequeña?

Storytime: Danielle Bernas lee ¿Soy pequeña? La historia de Tamia de lo grande que es en el mundo.

Storytime: Laura Teplitsky Reads Caps for Sale

Storytime: Laura Teplitsky Reads Caps for Sale

Storytime: Amelia Schrader Reads Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Storytime: Amelia Schrader Reads Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Visit the link below for more Storytime Stories!

Storytime: Cherie Messore Reads Supertruck

Storytime: Cherie Messore Reads Supertruck written by Steven Savage

Storytime: Laura Teplitsky reads Corduroy

Storytime: Laura Teplitsky reads Corduroy

Storytime: LisaJo Hoak Reads Food Fight

Storytime: LisaJo Hoak Reads Food Fight by Carol Diggory Shields

Storytime: Jamie Nablo reads A is for Audra Broadway’s Leading Ladies from A to Z

Storytime: Jamie Nablo reads A is for Audra Broadway’s Leading Ladies from A to Z

Storytime: Amelia Schrader Reads Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

In honor of Pride Month, Amelia Schrader Reads Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

Storytime -Find a Truck Edition: Bijoux Bahati Reads Us a Story in Kiswahili

Storytime -Find a Truck Edition: Bijoux Bahati Reads Us a Story in Kiswahili

Storytime – Find a Truck Edition: Leanne from Rusiniak’s Service Reads Sunnys Tow Truck Saves the Day

Leanne from Rusiniak’s Service Reads Sunnys Tow Truck Saves the Day by Anne Marie Pace

Storytime – Find a Truck edition: Friends at Geico read Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site

Storytime – Find a Truck edition: Friends at Geico read Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site

Storytime – Find a Truck Edition: Ghostbusters 716 read Little Blue Truck

Storytime – Find a Truck Edition: Ghostbusters 716 read Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle.

Storytime Find a Truck Edition: Clay Moden Reads Little Blue Truck’s Springtime

Storytime, Find a Truck Edition, sponsored by Savarino Companies: Clay Moden reads Little Blue Truck’s Springtime!

Storytime: Farmer Mike reads Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

It’s National Dairy Month, so we have Farmer Mike from Mumford Dairy and Meat, with the help of our friends at Milk for Health, reads Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type.

Storytime: Kaylee Wendt Reads Freddy the Frogcaster

Freddy the Frogcaster:  Freddy’s parents are really excited about Freddy’s ability to forecast the weather! What are some things that your caregivers encourage you to do? Freddy always wanted to be a weather forecaster! What do you dream of being when you grow up one day?

Storytime: Vic Carucci Reads How to Babysit a Grandpa

Storytime: Vic Carucci Reads How to Babysit a Grandpa

Storytime: Val Drapeau Reads Froggy Goes to the Doctor

Storytime: Val Drapeau reads Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London

Storytime: Gary Earl Ross reads Better Batter Fritter

Today’s Storytime features Gary Earl Ross reading The Better Batter Fritter, from Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee.

Storytime: The Story of the Four Friends read by Seham Issa: قصه الاصدقاء الاربعه من قرأة سهام عيسى

The Story of the Four Friends read by Seham Issa: قصه الاصدقاء الاربعه من قرأة سهام عيسى

Storytime: Janet Snyder reads I’m Gonna Like Me

Storytime: Janet Snyder from Kiss 98.5 reads I’m Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis

Storytime: John McGinty reads the Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Storytime: John McGinty reads The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce Morris.

Storytime: Joel Feroleto Reads Iggy Peck, Architect from the Darwin Martin House

Storytime: Joel Feroleto Reads Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty from the Darwin Martin House

Storytime: Vic Carucci reads Night Night Buffalo

Vic Carucci reads Night Night Buffalo: We sure do love our great city of Buffalo! This book takes us across the city to explore so much of what Buffalo has to offer! What is your favorite part of Buffalo? Our story is all about saying goodnight. What do you do as part of your bedtime routine? Do you think it is the same as your friends from school?

Storytime: Thurman and Patti Thomas read The Lamington Man and If You Give A Dog A Donut

Thurman and Patti Thomas read The Lamington Man by Kel Richards and If You Give A Dog A Donut by Laura Numeroff!

Storytime: Tracy Snyder reads Go Dog Go

Tracy Snyder from the Theater of Youth reads Go Dog Go.

Storytime: Deborah Krygier reads Walter and the Farting Dog

Deborah Krygier reads Walter and the Farting Dog written by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, and illustrated by Audrey Colman.

Storytime: Shredd and Ragan read Just Go to Bed

Shredd and Ragan from 103.3 The Edge read Just Go To Bed by Mercer Mayer. Just Go to Bed is a fantastic story about bed time routines and using your imagination to be anything you want to be!

Storytime: Mayor Byron Brown reads Max Meets the Mayor

Mayor Byron Brown reads Max Meets the Mayor by Mark Goldman. This story is written by a local author and also celebrates our great city! In our story, Max wants to be the Mayor of Buffalo when he grows up!

Storytime: Eric Wood reads Where do Jet Planes Sleep at Night

Eric Wood reads Where do Jet Planes Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres

Storytime: Claribel Gonzalez lee “Monstruo Rosa”

Claribel González lee “Monstruo Rosa” por Olga de DiosMonstruo Rosa es muy diferente a los demás. Ella embarca en una misión para encontrar un nuevo lugar en donde vivir.

Storytime: Gary Earl Ross reads Dots

Storytime: Gary Earl Ross reads Dots, a book commissioned by the Erie County Fair Housing Partnership to explain the concept of fair housing to children.

Storytime: Clay Moden Reads Cowboy Camp

Storytime: Clay Moden Reads Cowboy Camp by Tammi Sauer with the help of his sons, Teddy and Hank. In our story today Avery is bullied by another camper.
Have you ever had to stand up to a bully for yourself or for a friend?
How did you handle the situation?

Storytime: Jamie Nablo reads Where the Wild Things Are

Let the wild rumpus begin!
Jamie Nablo reads Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. One of our absolute favorites!

Storytime: Daun Nicholas reads If You Plant A Seed

Daun Nicholas from the Grassroots Gardens of WNY reads If You Plant A Seed by Kadir Nelson Happy Earth Day! We wanted to celebrate Mother Earth by reading you a little story about what happens when you plant a seed. We were lucky enough to have Daun from the Grassroots Gardens of WNY read today’s story, no one knows better Read more about Storytime: Daun Nicholas reads If You Plant A Seed »

Storytime: Lauren Hall reads The Dancing Swan

Lauren Hall from WGRZ reads The Dancing Swan by Lauren Walier. Explore & More celebrates Buffalo and Western New York and we love to share inspiring stories from local friends. In our story, Lauren overcame a huge hurtle in life to become a beautiful ballerina.

Storytime: Russell Salvatore reads Quack! Ribbit! Roar!

Storytime: Russell Salvatore reads Quack! Ribbit! Roar! This is a great story about the sounds some of our favorite animals make! Some of these animals can even be found in the Person Centered Services Treehouse or Farm to Fork exhibits at Explore & More!

Storytime: Rob Ray reads Brady Brady and the Most Important Game

Rob Ray from the Buffalo Sabres reads Brady Brady and the Most Important Game by Chuck Temple and Mary Shaw.

Storytime: Tamara Alsace lee La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama

La mamá de la llamita (llama llama rojo pijama) la acuesta, pero la llamita no está lista para dormir. La mamá llama está ocupada y no responde cuando la llamita, muy despierta, la llama desde la cama. S\La llama llama rojo pijama se pone muy inquieta, ¡e imagínense lo que pasa cuando la mamá al fin vuelve al cuarto!

Storytime: Rob Lederman reads Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Seuss books are great for a child’s literacy development! These silly books teach rhyming words, encourage young readers to learn new words and helps readers practice fluency. The classic story, Green Eggs and Ham is no exception for these important literacy lessons!

Storytime: Eric Wood reads Little Blue Truck’s Springtime

The Little Blue Truck books are a favorite in our Farm to Fork play zone! So many of the animals in these stories can be found while playing in our farm! With the arrival of spring this is a perfect story to share with you today!

Storytime: Kyle Okposo reads Brave As Can Be A Book of Courage

Brave as Can Be: A Book of Courage read by Sabres Teammate Kyle Okposo with the help of his children and dog! Enjoy this story about fear, courage and bravery.

storytime: Amelia Schrader reads Bear Snores On

Spring has finally arrived and with that animals will begin to come out of hibernation! Hibernation is when an animal sleeps during the cold months when access to food and water sources are limited. Animals like bears, bats, skunks and groundhogs store up on food in the fall and sleep for several weeks or even months until warmer temperatures arrive!

Storytime: Amelia Schrader reads All Are Welcome

All Are Welcome Here by Alexandra Penfold Read by Amelia Schrader, Senior Education Manager at Explore & More, the Ralph C. Wilson, JR. Children’s Museum

Storytime: Eric Wood reads I Love Monkey

Eric Wood, former Buffalo Bills, reads I Love Monkey by Suzanne Kaufman with help from his daughter, Grace.