Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bringing the Library Home

One of our favourite regular places to visit is the library. We usually attend the story sessions once a week but it seems that we miss so many in winter with sickness. It will be really great to return again in spring but for now we will continue to go in and get our usual big pile of books to read. Our local library is a smaller one so there's a wonderful community feeling there.

It doesn't seem to matter if we do skip stories at the library because we love to bring the library to our home. We play our own little game of libraries every once in a while. There's story time with the librarian, singing, craft time (colouring in sheets off the web) and we can borrow any of the books or DVDs which are just the books from the girl's own bookshelf and the DVDs off the main shelf. (The DVDs are used under my careful eye as they are usually not allowed to be played with.) The cash register makes a great book scanner and we carefully use our BBC library cards. It's just like the real thing!

Singing "Twinkle Twinkle" + borrowing books

Our game of libraries yesterday was lovely. We needed something quiet with Miss M not well again and she seeemed happy to suggest the game and direct the fun. Miss H even jumped on the stool and became the librarian. She loves "tories" (stories) so a game of libraries was right up her alley.

Do your kids enjoy playing games about places you go to during the week?


Anonymous said...

Yes, we love playing libraries here too. We haven't quite got to the scanning and everything yet, we just shuffle books around. Looks like you are having fun!

Busy Brissy Mum said...

That's great Julie : ) It's cute to watch isn't it.


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