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Take a Summer Field trip!

by Mari Redington on July 1st, 2016

As a former teacher, current part-time nanny, and a librarian who has witnessed many busy summers in the Children’s Room, I know that kids can get stuck in summertime rut of computers, video games, and TV. While the library is always a great place to find books to read, attend storytime, and collect SRP prizes, I love to recommend some local educational getaways for the family, and of course some awesome books from the children’s nonfiction section to supplement learning. Just because school’s out on summer vacation, doesn’t mean your brain has to be.

A millipede from the Blank Park Zoo visits the library.

A millipede from the Blank Park Zoo visits the library.

Think of it as summertime field trip, and field trip day is the best day of the whole school year!  This year I am watching a four-year old and an eight-year old, which is pretty much the perfect age range for these enrichment activities. To be honest, I am probably more excited about our little trips than they are. Luckily I can keep my cool under pressure.

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