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Barn storytime brightens rainy day

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

There’s still so much to do on a rainy day at Powisset Farm. Some opt for a walk outside, while others browse the indoor market. Toddlers greeted Friday morning with storytime with Ms. Stacie. Kids took a set on a blanket by the market inside and cozied up for a story or two. The farm-centric story hour included a craft and a few different tales featuring some familiar faces around Powisset.

Stacie began by reading “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” by Laura Numeroff. The silly book had children giggling along and hungry to learn more about pigs and other barnyard animals.

To go along with the theme and keep kids engaged, Stacie suggested a craft break. The children formed pigs from construction paper hearts, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Little ones glued brown and pink paper together and used markers for eyes and special details. No two pigs looked exactly the same as the artists made their unique renderings.

Stacie took the time to discuss what pigs eat and what they do on a daily basis. She made a point to share that they ate apples like humans and possess high intelligence. Kids were happy to see photos of the curly-tailed friends at Powisset. Stacie also informed caregivers that there will be piglets during springtime.

Stacie gave children the option to color whilst listening to another story, “Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type,” by Doreen Cronin. The silly story exposed just how essential farms are to humans. Toddlers left with their adults, but not before thanking Ms. Stacie for a great rainy day on the farm.

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