I love all the things we are doing but the most exciting has been the sessions of Sensory Stories for 3 year olds. Two of our themes have been dinosaurs and ocean creatures. In the sessions we covered building vocabulary, patterns, sorting, fine and gross motor movements, more math concepts and the little ones didn't even know they were learning these things. They just had fun with the activities. The informal survey afterwards showed that they loved digging for dinosaurs in the dirt, but had more fun swishing their hands and cups in bubble water fishing for sea creatures on a day that was extremely hot!
This past week's concert in the park performance featured Jerry Barlow, a Celtic guitarist and storyteller. His melody arrangements and the historical background he gave for the selections he played truly enhanced our listening experience. Sure wanted to get up and dance on a few of those toe-tapping renditions! I would highly recommend him to any other library out there who is interested in a terrific program.
In keeping with our theme, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!", the children have been learning about the Olympic Games and trying various sport contests. They definitely have been getting up and moving. Keeps this old librarian on her toes...literally! (I did okay with the javelin throw and the shot put, but the standing broad jump was not happening!) Some of the groups also made there own healthy trail mix, thanks to a variety of items donated by Marlene and Marcy.
We are looking forward to the Lego Guys' visit today and then Amazing Race for the teens next Friday. And, of course, we have lots of busy readers checking out books and taking the summer challenge Hope you are all having library fun this summer. If not, please come to the library and see what you can do!