I can’t remember the last time one of my kids complained about going to the library – and if it’s never happened, I wouldn’t be surprised. From sacking out in the aisles with a pile of books to racking up piles of overdue fines, libraries have always been a big part of their lives.
Discovery Days operates on a drop-in basis. Some afternoons are set aside for science experiments, others for art projects. The day we came there was a stack of board games set out.
Better suited for preschoolers is the beautiful Early Learning Environment. Long after her older siblings took off for the bookshelves, Olivia (3) was busy whipping up picnics for me, planting veggies in the garden, and exploring the alphabet market. Other stations included a café, dance studio, and fire station to encourage the building of literacy skills through dramatic play.
For more on six early literacy skills critical to young readers click here. Before you know it, they’ll be begging to be taken to the library.
For the Files: Discovery Days at North Regional Library are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3 – 5 p.m. now through Nov. 29. All programs are on a drop-in basis and are free.
About the Author: Anne Kingston is the Owner and Founder of Tourmoms.com.