We loved singing, reading and moving with the kids this week as we explored stories, rhymes and songs about food and eating. After “trip, trapping” over the troll’s bridge, the kids’ play led to lots of tinkering together and discovering all kinds of ways to play with a board and a rock. Using their own natural problem solving and collaborative skills, they experimented with balance, weight, counterbalance and levers. It’s truly amazing how simple materials, when accompanied by the time and space to be curious and to use lots of trial and error, reveal not only kids’ persistence, grit and creativity, but also cool scientific concepts that come directly from the kids!
As the weather changes from fall to winter, we plan to continue with our weekly outdoor story time. We hope you’ll keep on braving the elements with us! We can all get inspiration from the parents in this article, intrepid outdoor adventurers who are not shy about bringing their kids along for cold weather fun: Yes, Your Kids Can Play Outside All Winter
And don’t forget Cook Memorial Library’s Winterware Share this Saturday, Nov 14 from 10am-12pm! Outside, under the tents at the library you’ll find coats, hats, mittens and other clean warm winter wear donated by neighbors. Please do not bring additional donations to this event, as all items have been collected in advance to give them a 3-day “quarantine” period. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer provided. Take whatever you can use to keep yourselves and your family warm this winter.
Until next Tuesday, keep on reading and playing!
Amy and Polly
Our Zoom room info remains the same for all our story times. You are always welcome to join us remotely if it does not work for you to be with us in person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting link.