Mirrors & Windows Storytime
We are introducing a new storytime called, Mirrors & Windows. This storytime will be offered once per month with an all-inclusive theme. We will read stories about all kinds of people from all over the world. We will embrace stories about people of all sizes, shapes, colors, beliefs, jobs, and families. We will sing songs and participate in hands- on activities that encourage growth and development.
Go to tredyffrinlibraries.org for details on upcoming programs and storytimes.
Guessing Jar: Shells
Winner of our jar of shells. Nora’s guess of 156 was the closest guess without going over the total of 174.
Stop by the library this week to submit your guess for our BIG JAR OF BEADS!
Good Luck and Happy Guessing!!
Kids Explore: Dominoes!
Tuesday was our first Kids Explore for the summer, the theme was dominoes and we had a full house! The kids participated in a domino scavenger hunt, selected their own set to take home and keep, and learned the basic game of draw dominoes. During the last few minutes, the kids voted on the kinds of programs they’d like to do for the remainder of the summer in Kids Explore. That list will be posted here and on our Facebook page (Tredyffrin Children) shortly.
Kids Explore is for ages 6-10 and meets each Tuesday from 2:00-3:30 through August 9. Registration is not required, but space is limited to 18 kids, so tickets will be given out starting at 1:30 each week.
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
What a fun day we had kicking off our Summer Reading Program. We registered more that 130 friends and had a great time! This year we featured a Story Walk. We walked through the beautiful Strafford Park and read the story, From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. We did activities at each stop. At the end we enjoyed making fun corner bookmarks.
Didn’t make the party? Don’t worry you can still register for our Summer Reading Club at the Children’s Department.
Guessing Jar: Marbles
Each week during Summer Reading we will have a new Guessing Jar Item. The first week was a big jar of marbles. How many?? The grand total is 280.
We had 199 friends who guessed anywhere from 1 to 1,000,000,000 marbles. We did have one winner. Her name is Kate and she guessed 267. She wins all 280 marbles.
Stop by the Children’s Depratment this week to guess how many Scrabble tiles are in our jar. We will announce winners on Mondays.
Happy Birthday Eric Carle!
We enjoyed a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a fun matching game, an adorable headband craft, and helathy snacks.
Maker Morning: Printmaking
Our Maker Programs encourage children to learn while they play. We encourage children to discover new things on their own. We know that adults can use their fingers and have the coordination to stamp ink on paper but our little ones are discovering new things, developing fine motor skills, and so much more. Using everyday objects such as cars, action figures, tin cans, and plastic bottles children discovered the various prints they could create on paper using ink. We are very proud of all children who participated in this process program, Printmaking.
When we encourage children to participate in progress programs sometimes the adults have the most challenges letting go, letting the children explore and learn new things for themselves. It’s ok if your child’s work looks nothing like their neighbor’s work, in fact we think that’s a good thing! In a process based activity there is no final product. It is all about the process; messy fingers, outside the lines, original work, and lots of fun!
Thank you to Miss Linda for creating this amazing Maker Series for preschool children.
Maker Morning: Fairy Dolls
Fairy dolls for everyone! We enjoyed a magical morning making fairy dolls using spoons. We added wings, faces, clothes, and of course lots of glitter. We had plenty of Daisy Meadows’ fairy books for checkout.