Past Events

Past Events2021-06-24T11:01:45-04:00

Past Events

Lee M. Drescher developed the Treasure Time concept from a deep understanding of childhood learning processes gained from more than a decade of teaching and working with young children.


Online Story Hours Fall/Winter 2020

Back to School


Amber on the Mountain, by Tony Johnston, paintings by Robert Duncan (18:06)
The Noisy Classroom, by Angela Shante, illustrated by Alison Hawkins (12:06)
Llama, Llama, Misses Mama, by Anna Dewdney
Jumpstart Read for the Record, October 29, 2020
Evelyn Del Ray Is Moving Away, by Meg Medina, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez, w/friend song (12:45)

Falling into Fall


The Apple Orchard Riddle, by Margaret McNamara, illustrated by G Brian Karas, w/demonstration
Leaf Man, by Louis Elhert
The Fierce, Yellow Pumpkin, by Margaret Wise Brown, pictures by Richard Egielski


  • Talk about Fall, leaves turning colors & harvesting pumpkins & apples
  • The Falling Down Song
  • Apple & Pumpkin Picking Song
  • Halloween Surprise

Getting Ready for Winter


In the middle of Fall, by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek
In November, by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Jill Kastner
Time to Sleep, by Denise Fleming. Song- The Bear Went over the Mountain
Giving Thanks, by Chief Jake Swamp, illustrated by Erwin Printup, Jr.


  • Show woodland animal puppets and tell what each one eats and how he/she gets ready for Winter.
  • Sing & move to seasonal songs:
    Winter is A Comin’ – be the cold wind.
    A Hunting We Will Go
    Thank You World

A time to celebrate


Waiting for Winter, by Sebastian Meschenmoser
First Snow in the Woods, by Carl R, Sams II & Jean Stoick
The Christmas Owl, by Angela Muse, illustrated by Helen H. Wu
Melrose and Croc, A Christmas to Remember, by Emma Chichester Clark


  • Talk about holidays and different ways to celebrate at the turn of the year
  • Sing and move to seasonal songs:
    The Twelve Days of Christmas, sing & read
    Giving Song
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
    O Hanukkah

Online Story Hours Spring/Summer 2020

Duck and Egg


Duck and Goose, by Tad Hill (12:20)
Swim, Duck, Swim, by Susan Lurie & photos by Murray Head (5:53)
The Runaway Egg, by Katy Hudson, w/egg song (5:10)

Activities: (14:37)

  • Count plastic eggs & identify colors
  • Sing favorite duck songs & use hand motions; walk like a duck and dance
  • Five Little Ducks Went Out One Day
  • Little White Duck

Planting a Garden


Jack’s Garden, by Henry Cole (9:11)
My Garden, by Kevin Henkes (5:42)
In a Garden, by Tim McCanna, illustrated by Aimee Sicuro (8:17)

Activities (22:01):

  • Demonstrate planting a garden
  • Sing & move to garden songs:
    Inch by Inch
    Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow, a planting song & game
    Tree, Oh Tree, Oh Mighty Tree: be a seed and grow into a big tree.

Fish Stories


The Three Little Fishies and the Big, Bad Shark, by Ken Geist, illustrated by Julia Gorton, w/Shark Song (7:04)
The Hermit Crab, by Carter Goodrich, w/ song (14:32)
The Fish Who Cried Wolf, by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler (10:10)

Activities (17:10):

  • Going to the beach and what to take
  • Make a fishing game
  • Sing & dance to ocean songs:
    Three Little Fishies
    Baby Beluga
    Rolling Waves

Other 2020 Events:

February 2020
Lee Drescher will be attending the Kidscreen Conference in Miami to market Treasure time for TV and streaming.

February & March 2020
10 story programs at ELC and Head Start


Spring 2019
20 programs in New Bedford preschools, funded by Eastern Bank

February 2019
Early Learning- 5 Snow Bear Programs
North Star- 5 Snow Bear programs

April 2019
North Star- 5 Bunny/Duck Programs

May 2019
ELC, 5 Garden Programs

June 2019
Arts Alive- Falmouth, Thunderstorms bring rainbows and flowers

October 2019
ELC, New Bedford, Animals get ready for Winter, 5 classrooms

December 2019
Redbird and the Evergreen tree at FCTV


January 2018
Snow Bears at Falmouth Head Start, 3 classrooms

February 2018
Snow Bears at PACE Head Start, 4 classrooms

March 2018
Presenting a Workshop at Bristol Community College featuring the demonstration of two story hours, Duck and Goose, and The Parrot Tico Tango

May 2018
Yes We Can at FCTV
Animal Parade at Buttonwood Park Zoo for Father’s Day Celebration in New Bedford

July 2018
Talent Show at Chapoquoit Yacht Club

August 2018
Dory Story at Early Learning Child Care in New Bedford, 5 classrooms, a story about local fish and the ocean food chain.

October 2018
Little people’s College- Jumpstart, Beautiful, about colors and rainbows
Early Learning Child Care, 4 classrooms

December 2018
Christmas Stocking at FCTV


Treasure Time is seeking funding to expand programs in New Bedford and South Coast communities, as well as continuing in Boston.

February  2017
Treasure Time announcing an upcoming play @ FCTV station in conjunction with FCTV youth producers. Details on this exciting opportunity for young actors (including some from the December 2016 production) to follow. – Falmouth, MA

March 20-21,  2017
Treasure Time Spring Program tryouts for the play about Gerald the Giraffe – West Falmouth, MA

Summer 2017
Talent Show at Chapoquoit Yacht Club

October 2017
Jumpstart Story Hour at PACE Head Start in New Bedford, 4 classrooms
Jumpstart Story Hour at New Bedford Public Library- Quackers, a cat and duck story

December 2017
Christmas Owl at FCTV


December  2016
Treasure Time Christmas Play @ FCTV “A Friend For Christmas” – Falmouth, MA

October 27, 2016
Read For The Record, “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich”  Treasure Time book reading program in 4 Head Start classrooms – New Bedford, MA

August 10, 2016
Treasure Time celebrating the Summer Reading Program – Southworth Library in Dartmouth, MA

June 18, 2016
Arts Alive – Falmouth on Cape Cod. MA

Treasure Time will be in the Library Tent on the beautiful grounds in front of the Falmouth Public Library. Mrs. Treasure will be reviewing her favorite books for Summer Reading and presenting songs and activities to go with them. Children who attend will have a chance to be on stage with Mrs. Treasure, to sing and dance to original songs which relate to the featured stories.

This program will be presented at local libraries inspiring Summer Reading. On August 10, Treasure Time will be celebrating the Summer Reading Program at the Southworth Library in Dartmouth.

March 29 & 30, 2016
Bunny & Duck Program, 8 classes – South Boston, at West Broadway, Orton Marotta and The Tierney Center – MA

A delightfull 20-30 minute story hour in 8 Head Start classrooms.

March 15 & 16, 2016
Bunnies & St. Paddys Day, 9 classes

February 8-11, 2016
Kidscreen Conference – Miami, FLA

February 2 & 3, 2016
Head Start Programs – Polar Bear Program, 9 classes – South Boston, MA

January, 2016
Head Start Programs – Boston, MA


December, 2015 and January, 2016
A Bakers Dozen, a recorded performance of the 2015 Treasure Time Christmas Program on FCTV Channel 13 – Falmouth, MA

December, 2015
A Christmas visit to Mrs. Connolly’s class at the South Boston Catholic Academy – South Boston, MA

October, November and December, 2015
(8) Head Start Programs – Boston, MA

June 19-21, 2015
Arts Alive Festival – Falmouth, MA

June 7-10, 2015
Banff World Media Festival, Global Content Creation and Development Market. The Banff World Media Festival brings together a wide-ranging cross-section of television and digital media professionals from around the world, for a totally unique experience. – Rockie Mountains, Canada

February 21-26, 2015
Kidscreen Summit, annual conference for the children’s entertainment industry – Miami, FL

2015 monthly
Head Start Programs – Boston, MA

STEAM PLUS Programs by Treasure Time promote literacy through the arts and sciences to children aged 2-8, along with lessons of life. These plays and stories expose children to text and enrich children’s lives, as they acquaint them with a myriad of topics which delve into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEAM; while PLUS is for issues which kids confront during childhood. Treasure Time programs can help children to become informed and catch up after being isolated for a year due to the pandemic or they can just help them to acquire reading skills and learn new facts.