Each month we are learning about a different community helper. We had a great time this past month learning all about Librarians and Libraries.
It is important to me that our kids see us reading, and I have made it a new personal goal to read more often.
At home we recreated a library in our living room. We already had a good selection of children’s books on our living room shelves; so we only had to bring in a few small tables, shelves, and props, move the living room around, and add library signage and we had a working library.
We had lots of fun taking turns picking out books, checking them out, reading each one and then returning them at the drop off. Eli even got the hang of it, but Eden preferred to play while he was napping as she likes the quiet cuddle reading of just her and me.
We finished up the month with our first trip to the Magic House in Saint Louis, Missouri. Their current exhibit is based on the Magic Tree House book series.
We have not read any of the books in this series but have one waiting for us to start tomorrow. Maybe once we have read these three stories we will make a trip back to the Magic House and try these activities again to help reinforce the idea that books can really take us anywhere.