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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Got the Winter Blahs? Do Something New

It's getting to be that time of year again.... the snow has settled into sedimentary layers, the brilliant blue sky calls, but the temperatures (and wind chill) hang south of freezing. And the kids are bored, bored, bored with the toys scattered around the house.

If that's the case, head down to the library and check out something to do. Yes, you heard that right. There are a bunch of bright backpacks for pre-school to first-graders that have puzzles, books, and games. Each pack also has a "make and keep" booklet with dot-to-dots and mazes and a book-related activity. 

Each backpack has a theme: dinosaurs, trucks, stars, oceans...

Each backpack also contains a Parent Field Guide, too. The "field guides" list ideas for things to do with the backpack, fingerplays, and an alphabet of activities that connect fun with learning.

If you want to learn something new, check out the Explore Bags. You can learn to knit, crochet, use a camera, discover science, weave something - even whip up a batch of cookies.

 The knitting EXPLORE bag has knitting needles, a book of instructions and yarn for your first project. The weaving bag contains a loom with enough loops to make a bright potholder. Decorate a paper chef's toque and dive into the cooking bag to learn how to make healthy snacks (and not-so-healthy desserts). And yes, the photography bag has a digital camera and a book filled with cool ideas on how to use it.

Fight the Winter Blahs with Fun!