My mother is a frequent library goer, she can order any book she likes, DVDs too, and it's free. I'm all about free. Last Spring she saw a kids class schedule and signed my oldest daughter up for "Fetch Club".
For those you who don't know, there is a show here on PBS Kids called Fetch. It's sponsored by the National Science Foundation and it basically has six "contestants", three boys and three girls, doing various activities to figure things out. It's hands-on learning and working together to achieve the outcome.
Well, our local library here in Gig Harbor hosts "Fetch Club" once a month for grades 3-5. But...if they don't have a full class of registrants, they will allow siblings younger than that. We found that out last session when the teacher invited my middle daughter in to participate too. Most of you that know her know that she is tall for her age, she looks like a second grader, so I think this may have had something to do with it.
Nonetheless, this last session, I automatically signed up both girls for "Sky Diver". The sessions are listed as : Work together in teams to solve fun science and engineering challenges from the popular PBS series. They are given once per month, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and are from 4-5:00pm.
The upcoming dates & topics are:
- February 14th, "Toy Chemistry"
- March 13th, "Eat Like a Bird"
- April 10th, "What's the Buzz?"
Yes, the next one falls on Valentine's Day...it's only an hour so it just might a small break you need that day for a little time to yourself, and the kids enjoy learning as well. My children truly enjoy science and figuring things out so I love that they love this!