Fall Celebration!

Fall weather is finally here, and just in time for our Fall Celebration! On Wednesday, October 24 from 10:00-11:30 a.m., children 18 months to 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to drop in for an exploration of their five senses. Using touch, sight, smell, hearing, and even taste, children will discover all things autumnal.

This is the library’s second year holding Fall Celebration. According to Betty Cobb, Youth Services Manager, she wanted to create a unique event to celebrate the season with preschoolers, because there are already so many traditional fall activities for children throughout the city.

Fall Celebration is made up of hands-on activities that encourage children’s use of their senses. Activities will include, among other things, a pumpkin patch petting zoo, a sticky wall for hanging objects, and crafts using fall items. “Some popular activities from last year are also coming back,” says Betty, “like the apple pie bins, where children can feel through oatmeal for hidden objects. The oatmeal has cinnamon sprinkled in it to give an apple pie scent.” And of course, there will be a fall reading corner so caregivers can share books with their children.

Betty says Fall Celebration is important because it’s “an opportunity for children to use their senses to discover the world around them. It’s also a time for little ones to learn to socialize in a safe environment. Sharing, taking turns, using small and gross motor skills are all part of learning and growing for children. It’s also a time for parents to interact with their children in a different environment.”

For more information on Fall Celebration, contact Betty Cobb at 423-434-4458 or bcobb@jcpl.net.

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