Age Range: 5-12 years old; All AgesTime: 1 hourProgram Type: Drop-In; Registration; At Home As many families begin a new homeschooling, virtual school, and/or hybrid learning adventure this year, I wanted to talk about a couple of programs I've offered at the library that facilitate cross-curricular, open-ended learning. And the best part? They are so … Continue reading Cardboard and Engineering Challenges: Easy, At-Home Learning Opportunities!
Age Range: 5-12 yearsTime: One hour for three challenges with in-person groups; One hour per challenge at homeProgram Type: Registration; Series; Online When COVID-19 shattered our plans of in-person summer reading programming, we scrambled to retrofit many of our pre-planned programs to be viable online options. This saved us a lot of valuable time several … Continue reading Fairy Tale STEAM: A Digital Program Series That Encourages Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Age Range: 5-12 years oldTime: 1-1.5 hoursProgram Type: Registration; in-house outreach When planning for A Universe of Stories this summer, I came across this link on NASA's website that lists dozens of lesson plans that are based on real training exercises completed by astronauts. I knew I wanted to do an astronaut training program and … Continue reading Astronaut Training: Educational Fun Based on Real NASA Training Exercises!
Age Range: All AgesTime: 1 - 1.5 hoursProgram Type: Drop-In For this month's programming post, I wanted to share with you how easy, low-prep, and high-impact a Family Fort Night can be! We hosted this program as an unofficial kick-off for "Build a Better World" summer reading a couple of years ago, and it was … Continue reading Family Fort Night: No, Not the Video Game!
Representation matters. It's a lesson I've learned many times, and one that always bears repeating. This week, I had an outreach visit scheduled with a group that has been difficult for me. There are many issues at play, but suffice it to say that I've had a hard time finding the magic formula that helps … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: March 1, 2019