The TaSH hosts FREE educational kids' activities EVERY WEEK at the market. This season we'll offer a regular rotation of activities as well as a weekly experiential taste, see and discover booth called "What's in Season." For more information about these opportunities, see below.
If you're interested in volunteering to help with kids' activities and programming, if you have an idea of your own you'd like to contribute, or if you're generally just eager to get involved in helping bring our market experience activities to life, please reach out to us. We'd love to hear from you!
2017 TaSH Market Season Children's Activities
Warner Library Pick-a-Book Picnic Story Time + Craft Activity with Barbara Cohen
June 24, 2017
Hot Fun in Storytime!
Caliente Diversión en la Hora de Cuentos
Soak up summer songs and stories in two languages. Have fun decorating a mellow yellow sun.
Sign up for the Summer Reading Game: Build a Better World
Asólese con las canciones y cuentos de verano en dos lenguajes. Diviértete decorando un sol amarillo.
October 14, 2017
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with rhymes and tales for all.
Decorate paper skulls and more.
Celebra la Herencia Hispana con ritmas y cuentos para todos. Decora una calavera de papel y más.
July 8, 2017
Red, White and Cool
Rojo, Blanco y Genial
Sit under the shade and listen to cool stories, rhymes and songs. Construct a colorful ice cream cone.
Siéntate debajo la sombra y escuchara historias, ritmas y canciones muy geniales. Construye un helado muy colorido.
August 12, 2017
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
¡Insectos, Insectos, Insectos!
Buzz on over for buzz worthy books and build a bug.
Zúmbate alrededor de los libros y crea su propio insecto.
September 9, 2017
Teddy Bear Book Picnic
Bring your favorite teddy bear and cuddle up for beary tales.
Create a cute craft.
Picnic de Ositos y Libros
Traiga su osito favorito y acurrucasen para historias de ositos.
Crea una manualidad bien adorable.
Tarrytown Nature Club Expedition
Enjoy nature excursions around Patriots Park with the Tarrytown Nature Club. This will include bug hunts, building fairy houses, nature journaling, treasure hunting/geocaching, and more to be determined. Dates include: July 15, August 19, September 23 (TBD), October 21 and November 18.
Kids' Yoga with Leslie Seery
About the Class: In Leslie’s yoga classes students become familiar with their breath and feelings. They will primarily focus on breath awareness within yoga poses, games, and experimental movement. Students will investigate how their bodies move during postures, balancing, and coordinated group poses. Students will also begin strengthen their mind-body connection through the physical practice, attention to breath, and restorative exercises. Leslie’s goal is that every student steps away from their mat stronger and happier. Leslie will provide yoga mats and offer activities that enable children to come and go fluidly throughout the session.
Why Kids' Yoga?
Making the decision to enroll your child in yoga is more than investing in another “activity.” Our world is certainty not getting any simpler and yoga allows our children the opportunity to look inward and get better acquainted with their feelings. Through our breath practice students will develop skills to better self-regulate. Simple breathing exercises have the ability to completely shift how our other body systems are functioning. Leslie's goal over time is for students to not consciously think about using their yoga breath or poses, but rather have those skills woven into the neural pathways of their brains. The breath and movement will be a part of their life and ultimately create more happiness for themselves and others.
The huge benefit of working with students at a young age is that their brains are very “moldable.” Neural connections are not as strong and still forming at a rapid pace. I often wonder, “What would a group of children that have practiced yoga together since the age of 3 look like at age 15? Would they be better able to handle life’s stresses? Would they have a stronger sense of self and confidence? Would they treat others with kindness and an open-mind?” Current scientific research in the field of yoga is saying “yes” to all these questions. I am ready to see it for myself!
About Leslie Seery: Leslie Kimmich Seery M. Ed is a local mom and yogini. She is a seasoned educator with nine years of experience in the public middle and high school science classrooms. She has an Adolescent Yoga Certification from Karma Kids Yoga and a Children’s Yoga Level One Certification from Little Flower Yoga in Manhattan. Leslie works with children of all ages doing yoga. Her yoga class is a unique blend of yoga asana, breath work, and fun, all of which are rooted in her science background. Leslie uses an inquiry-based approach in her instruction and always allows time for experimentation and questioning. She believes that all our children can benefit greatly from regular yoga practice and strives to cultivate lasting relationships with both the students and families.
What's in Season
New this season to the TaSH is an experiential taste, see & discover booth.
What it is: A free kids' experiential taste, see and discover booth
When and where it happens: Every Saturday at the TaSH from 10:30am - 12pm in the "What's in Season" tent. (Look for our purple "What's in Season" signs indicating where the tent is located!)
Who should go: "What's in Season" is great for kids of all ages but is particularly ideal for children ages 2 - 12.
Why go: This educational and experiential booth will offer kids an opportunity to see, touch and taste a different farm fresh item during its prime season every week. There will be guided facilitation (bilingual, whenever possible) around the featured weekly item - such as how and/or where it grows, how it's eaten/prepared, what's interesting and/or notable about the food, etc. The facilitator will document reactions and engagement with the children on an illustrated foam board featuring a large-scale image of the highlighted produce. Craft activities will also be used to engage kids in the learning experience such as coloring sheets featuring the highlighted item of the week. Older kids will enjoy drawing still life. At the end of each week, the completed boards will be featured in local spots starting with the Warner Library.
Who leads it: The booth will be led weekly by TaSH market volunteers, with our goal of offering the session in English and Spanish whenever possible.
What's in it for parents? Complimentary samples of the item of the week will also be provided to shoppers at the market along with a new weekly recipe starring our featured item - and ingredients available from many of our vendors. The TaSH will provide grocery lists and recipes available on our website starting on Saturday, May 27 and will be updated weekly. We invite all to try something new, engage your senses and walk away with a new recipe to try for the whole family!