We know that many of you wish we offered story time every single week. However, it is necessary for our staff to take occasional breaks to rest & recharge. A lot of work goes into planning fun, upbeat story times and it’s easier to prepare several programs all at once, hence the need for time away from our weekly offerings. During the April/May break our staff is working hard to prepare for the 2015 summer reading program and we’re really excited to share a little secret – the theme is superheroes!
While you’re waiting for the next round of awesome programming from the library, why not read a favorite book to your child or grandchild & extend the story at home? Explore the various components of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) education together & strive for open-ended, inquiry-based fun.
Our library has partnered with other organizations in the county to offer STEAM learning opportunities for all ages. During the month of June you can visit the library, Dawes, Licking County Parks District, the Works & more to attend special programs that are all part of the new “Full STEAM Ahead” initiative in Licking County.
Here are some vehicle books & ideas to get started:
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Willems)
Who is Driving (Timmers)
Tip Tip Dig Dig (Garcia)
Freight Train (Crews)
STEAM Components: Art & Mathematics
Cut out various shapes from construction paper
Try building a train, boat, truck, rocket ship or other vehicle
Sort the pieces by shape or color
Practice counting & naming the shapes
Create a masterpiece – what other pictures can your child build using the shapes?
Have fun & be creative, there is no wrong way to play!