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School-age: For children 5-12 years old

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Dial A Story / Telecuentos

For over 20 years the children of San Antonio have been calling into Dial-A-Story to hear a children's story.  The children's librarians record new stories every Tuesday and Friday, one in English and one in Spanish. 

Just call 210.207.4466 to listen!

Videos to inspire you to imagine, make, and create

What would it be like to see collages by Henri Matisse in person?

In 2014, at a gallery in London called Tate Modern, children had a chance to see some collages for themselves. Join them and see what you think!  

Borrow a book and learn more!

If you would like to follow along and make your own string phone, you'll need:
2 plastic cups

String as long as you like

A push pin

Make your own leaf art! You'll need:


glue or tape

paper or cardboard

a writing implement

Explore and Create with Sound

Did you sing and make music more when you were little? Don't stop now. Keep on playing!

Did you ever imagine that music could be made from the things around your house? Experiment with making some of your own if you are feeling creative. To be safe, ask an adult for permission before experimenting. 

Find and stick and make it into a one-of-a-kind instrument. 

Make your own maracas with plastic eggs and spoons. Thanks to San Antonio Botanical Garden for this and other "Kids Learning" ideas.

maraca supplies