Babies 24 months and younger (no older siblings, please) and their caregivers are invited to drop by the Library’s Jones Meeting Room on Thursday, October 3 from 9:30-11 a.m to play with repurposed everyday materials in creative ways.
This is our repackaged version of the sensory play days, so if your children enjoyed those events, bring them to this too! Youth Services Librarian Donna McCalman says any child can benefit from this program, just like the sensory program. “It’s still all about exploring with your senses. There are things kids will be able to hear, touch, and see. We always do a lot with recycled materials – cardboard boxes, cans, and beans, to name a few.”
All the activities at Repurposed Play Day can be recreated at home, because one goal of the program is to inspire caregivers to use found materials for children’s play. Donna says, “You don’t have to buy expensive educational toys! Just set the stage with some ‘loose parts’ and then the child will run with it.”