Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Library Without Walls - Kids on the Move
Read Jean Todesca's column in the April 28, 2016 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin. Jean is the Head of Children's Services at the Morrill Memorial Library.
We’re so excited! The MBLC Preschool STEAM Grant has given the Children’s Department the chance to flex its creative muscles. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Since November, we have provided many opportunities to examine these subjects. Now nature is our upcoming point of interest!
Our next adventure is three storytimes to be held at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon. We are taking our programming outside the library walls! On Wednesday, May 11, 18 and 25, our young patrons ages 3-6 will have the opportunity to learn about frogs, butterflies, and songbirds. Patti Austin will guide through the activity.
“Touch & Feel” of specimens, stories, and a nature walk will round out the programs. We are hoping to see some frogs! The sanctuary provides natural items for the children to examine. We ask the adults to expand the child’s experience by using the K-W-L Strategy. Before you arrive, ask the child-“What do you know about frogs?” After they respond, ask-“What do you want to learn about frogs?” Finally, after the event, ask-“What did you learn about frogs?’ These conversations will enhance the child’s observation skills as well as create a fun family discussion and shared experience.
Our Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary programs will illustrate that reading and learning can expand outside of the brick and mortar buildings. The library isn’t just for books anymore!
If you and your preschooler would like to join us, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and you must provide your own transportation. We are planning on beautiful weather, but as New Englanders we never know. So, dress for the weather.
The Children’s Department is happy to provide these unique experiences. So, see you there!
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