For our latest storywalk, we featured Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin, to go along with our ever popular typewriter. The typewriter is going strong, I don’t have a day go by where kids are typing away, and lots of parents get into it as well and work together with their kids. I recently overheard a mom telling a friend that her daughter (maybe 10ish?) was going to be getting a typewriter for Christmas since she loves ours so much.
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So, it turns out that I am really fabulous at not taking on every new exciting project I get enthusiastic about (other things I excel at: sarcasm), but this one was too good to pass up, and now I get to share it with you!
Today I am really thrilled to introduce to you a new project that I started with the amazing Miss Meg from Miss Meg’s Storytime: Maker Monday Blog, a monthly round-up of library maker programs.
Making is painting and sewing and hammering and coding and building robots or bridges and stacking blocks and 3d printing and Legos and coloring and origami and video creation. It often includes STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) and process over product and open-ended questions. Sometimes it uses technology, often it doesn’t. We like collaborative making, where kids work and learn together or at the same table.
This is meant to serve as a resource for anyone interested in maker programs for kids. Take a look, and stay tuned for more awesomeness!
I’ve been using our exploration station as a participatory art station along with a story walk, and this summer I turned the exploration station into a hero wall. The windows that we use for the story walks turned into our super city, which the kids covered in stickers and superheroes as they read their way through the summer.
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I first saw the idea for a storywalk somewhere on the internet, but I was reminded of it by Rebecca, and I knew I wanted to put one up! Mo Willems is a big hit our library, both with kids and staff, so I ordered two extra copies of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and started cutting.
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We have an exploration station the children’s room that we used for weekly science activities over the summer. Since then, we’ve had a monthly activity, with varying success.
For the month of November, I decided to put out an old typewriter for kids to try writing on! We had an extra typewriter in the basement, so we cleaned it up, ordered some more ribbons, and voila!
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