Link Grab Bag



Things we like from around the web…


We featured electrical circuits in Exploratorium a few weeks ago using circuits made from holiday lights inspired by this blog post and paired that activity with Squishy Circuits.  Talk about an awesome combination!  The Squishy Circuits were the perfect tool to teach the concept of open and closed circuits and how the electrical current flows.  Once the kids had these basic concepts down, they were able to create their own circuits!  They were even able troubleshoot their way through the activity, reflecting back on the various activities they had done with the Squishy Circuits right before.  It was one of those days that reminded me why I do what I do.  Thanks for the inspiration!

Next in the grab bag…

We were very excited to hear that one of our favorite children’s musicians will be in our area this summer!  Laurie Berkner (who has an AMAZING youtube channel you should check out!) sings awesome kids tunes like Victor Vito, Buzz, Buzz, We are the Dinosaurs, and our personal favorite, I Know a Chicken (or The Shakey Egg song if you ask our littlest library friends).  They get kids (and adults) up and moving and have fun, silly, positive messages.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her and the band at the Butterworth Center in July! Click here for more info.


Along the lines of local fun…

Big Nate the Musical?!  Until recently, I didn’t know this was a thing, but I am so glad it is!  I’m even more glad to say it is coming to our area!  Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is featuring Big Nate as one of their Spring shows this year.  Click on over to their site for information, but it should be a lot of fun.  The cast will also be making a visit to the library so be sure and check our calendar for more info!


And last but not least…

This rainy spring has kept a lot of us indoors.  For small wiggly bodies, that is tough so we have been looking for ways to get those wiggles out without getting soggy.  Ms. Janna found this great channel on youtube and shared it and we couldn’t love it more!  Cosmic Kids Yoga has some great videos for you and your littles to do on a rainy day… or any day for that matter.  Personally, I recommend the Star Wars adventure!


Until next time… happy clicking!


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