Welcome to our weekly blog post - Sharing the Storytime Joy! Today's post is by Dawn, who works with children and families at the Grabill Branch Library.
Today's Preschool Storytime theme was KITES.
As usual, we shared books, songs and rhymes to go along with our theme, but we also used a 'wind machine' to try a little experiment. You probably have one of these at home - it's a hair dryer!
The question was "What will get blown around by the 'wind' and what won't move much, or at all? We had a box of small items like a plastic cup, a balloon, an egg shaker, scissors, ping pong ball, and a straw. Kids took turns choosing things to put in the tub. They made predictions about what would happen and then they turned on the 'wind machine' to see how each thing was affected by the air.
It's always fun to use simple things from home in new ways to help young ones learn and explore their world. The librarians who lead storytime love the challenge of adding creative learning opportunities into storytime each week. Join us!