My children love stories.
Although my 3 year old doesn’t always sit still for an entire story, she does love to be read to. She especially likes going to storytimes where she can interact with other children her age and they sing or do other fun activities that go along with the book the group is reading.
We usually go to our local library for storytime but I recently discovered a hidden gem in Plano that I wanted to share with you.
Professional storyteller Genie Hammel and her sidekick Rags host a wonderful storytime for children at the Interurban Railway Museum.
She brings the stories to life in this 30-minute fun-filled, interactive experience.
She Is Dallas Info: Storytime at the Interurban Railway Museum takes place every Friday morning at 10:30 in the lobby of the historic Interurban Railway Museum in downtown Plano, 901 E 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074. Storytime is aimed at toddlers and pre-school children. However, kids of all ages are welcome and often attend.The cost is free but donations are accepted. For more information, please visit the Interurban Railway Museum website.
Ms. Genie is a master at providing young children age-appropriate ways to learn about trains. Her stories arouse their curiosity to explore the rest of the museum, especially its model train display and interactive exhibits based on the principals of electricity used to power the Texas Electric Railway cars.
There's even an opportunity to board Interurban Rail Car 360, manufactured in 1911, just outside the train station for an imaginary trip down the line!
A parent or guardian must accompany all children. Large groups should call 972-241-2117 to ensure a spot in this highly popular program. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome!