Now THAT'S Thinkin'
But over at Show-Me Librarian, Amy introduces a twist that brings some purpose to the whole process. They always choose a book character (a different one each week). Staffers ask the kids to describe where they find the picture - what books are nearby; what sign is at the end of the shelf; and so. The goal is to familiarize the kids with lots of different parts of the collection. I can get behind that!
At Rachel Moani's blog Crafty Life of an Almost Librarian, she details a fairy/tale folk tale puzzle scavenger hunt. Again, this has something more than just the finding - it introduces or refamiliarizes kids with classic tales. A great end result.
Learning about something or discovering something doesn't have to be didactic dulls-ville.These two bloggers point the way to involve something beyond finding and a prize to helping kids learn even more about books and their library. The hunt is on!
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