Nature is one of the best places for young children to learn, so on the last Tuesday of each month we take our storytime outdoors and use children’s literature as a springboard to introduce kids to rich, imaginative outdoor play scenarios.
Natural materials take kids’ imaginations in unlimited directions and our December outdoor storytime gave us the perfect opportunity to dig into one of the very best natural materials – snow!
We began by reading Mattland, the story of a boy who transforms an empty lot into his own world with the help of a stick and whatever he finds on hand and then we celebrated our fresh foot of snow by creating a town with what we found on hand: weeds became trees, shingles became houses, bridges and even a diving board for a swimming pool, and, of course, our town included tunnels, a fort and a snowman!
Peek out the back library windows to see our creations, read some of our suggested snow themed books and head outside for your own adventurous play. You are welcome to continue building the town behind the library or create your own at home!
Outdoor storytime happens the last Tuesday of each month beginning at 10:30am. Everyone is welcome to participate or just come and watch the fun!