Brownsville Community Library

Talk Like a Pirate at the Summer Reading Program

Marc Summers will be reading his book 'Pirate Santa'
Talk Like a Pirate at the Summer Reading Program

This week at the Summer Reading Program we learn to TALK LIKE A PIRATE!  The man who started it all…Marc Summers will be reading his book, co-authored with his brother, Pirate Santa.  Our craft will be to make a pirate hat and there will be face painting with local face painter, Lovica Johnson. “A pirate is for life, not just for Christmas.”  These programs are free and lots of fun! If you have questions, please contact the Brownsville Library at 541.466.5454.

Something new for you from Ready to Learn Oregon:

Pre-Readers (4-5) Activities that teach and promote problem-solving and reasoning skills      by Laura Byrnes of Ready2LearnOregon

GAMES       Obstacle Course

How the game is played: Transform your yard or living room into a free-for-all obstacle course. First, remove unsafe objects from the room (tables with sharp edges, for example) and clear out clutter that someone could trip on. Then place piles of cushions, sturdy chairs, laundry baskets, or other items around the room for the kids to romp over, under, or through. A large cardboard box, if you have one, can become an excellent tunnel.

Tips for adults: Put on some music to encourage moving around.

What the game teaches: Motor skills and problem solving.

Website:       http://www.zoodles.come/free-online-kids-games/preschool_problem-solving

CRAFT:       Finding the Hidden picture

Preschoolers love this game, which increases their problem-solving skills. There are many types of hidden picture books, but we don’t have to bu them – we can make them out of the preschoolers’ drawings, which will be even more fun. Cutting parts of their drawings (or even any other pictures) and put the parts aside to find which part they match with. This will be fun and they will try to make it themselves to play in groups and challenge others.

BOOKS

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Tillie and the Wall by Leo Lionni

Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root