Living the bug life
by Daniel Freeman
Learning made easy for kids.
"They get social interaction with other children. Especially in the summer time, when they are not around their teachers, it (the program) keeps them engaged in a social environment. Anytime they (the children) get involved in books is a great experience," said parent Loretta Whitmore.
Children from around the area attended the North East Library's Buggy Builders earlier this summer.
The children got to learn about different types of bugs and what kind of homes each bug builds.
The bugs they learned about were, spiders and the different types of webs, bees and their honeycombs, and butterflies and how they create their chrysalis or cocoon.
"The children got an introduction to how animals, creatures, and bugs build things and in-particular their homes. We introduced the word architect. So people can be architects as well as bugs. We covered the cocoon for the butterflies and the honeycomb for the bees and different kinds of webs for spiders. The children also got an exercise in cooperation," said Barbra Jonnaman, North East Libraries' Children Associate.
The children also made their own spider web out of laminate paper and ribbons.
The program was designed for preschool age children to age five. There were about 10 children who attended the program.
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