We have been super busy so far this summer. It's nice to take a few minutes to sit down and blog about what we've done so far this year at the library. I mentioned before how our local libraries have an excellent summer reading program. They also have some great events going on. We recently discovered a smaller library a lot closer to our house than the one we have been going to for the last seven years. We have been spending a lot of time there, however we haven't forgotten our favorite library and have visited there a few times too.
The first program we went to was "Tracking Dinosaurs." While I was a bit disappointed with the presenter, the Daleks had fun. There were soooo many kids who came to this event (my estimate, a few weeks later, was close to 75 kids). It would have been better with a smaller group. Still, like I said, the Daleks had fun.
They were able to make their own "face fossils" which involved placing aluminum foil over their faces and trying to get an imprint of their facial features.
|I helped The Little Princess with her Face Fossil|
|Bubba getting help with his Face Fossil.|
After the presentation, they were able to explore a few areas. I think this may have been the best part, letting them explore on their own.
There were dinosaur footprints to discover. The Daleks were encouraged to try to tell the story of what had happened. The Little Princess came up with a great story of two dinosaurs playing hide and seek before they got in trouble for running in the library!
On our way out the Daleks were able to pick their own fossils to bring home. Bubba picked the largest one he could find and The Little Princess picked the one with the "prettiest" design.
|Bubba also got a shark tooth for being a |
helper during the presentation.
Another event we were able to participate in was "Digging Into Nature." I was not expecting much due to my disappointment in the other event, but I was very happily impressed. Matthew Dodd talked all about caves, and he was WONDERFUL! He read stories, sang songs, and really kept the kids attentions.
|Sorry for the lousy lighting, but it was dark in the |
room to give the ambiance of being in a cave!
"There was a man who found a cave e-i-e-i-o. And in this cave there was a bat e-i-e-i-o."
Or "Earthworm, you make my heart squirm" sung to Wild Thing by The Troggs.
|Bubba, Mr. Dodd, The Little Princess, |
and Sonic (a friend who came with us)
The final trip I will
|Ms. Lisa reading |
The Day Dinosaurs Came With Everything
by Elise Broach
|This is Baby Dane in her nest.|
|Silly likes to eat trees! |
(He's Silly because he's a T-Rex who likes to eat trees!)
|Bubba spent almost an hour playing with |
these little animals that you build with.
|The Little Princess spent all of her time |
playing with some new friends in the play kitchen.
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