Preschool Discovery: Building

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Did you miss us this week for Preschool Discovery at Wollaston? Never fear! Check out some of these fun building and construction activities at home!

Preschool Discovery is a brand new program for parents and children in preschool (bring your 2 year olds and early elementary too if you want - we're not checking ages at the door) to explore science and math topics at the library. Each month we'll have a new topic and three new activities to try at the Wollaston Branch between 6 and 7 p.m. Feel free to come at any time during the hour our materials will be out and try one or more of the activities we've prepared.

This month our topic was building and construction. We built block towers with wooden blocks and measured them with tape measures. We looked at the block shapes and sizes and tried to predict how tall we could build. We also explored ramps with boards and wooden trains and making bridges with different types of paper and weights. These are all things you can do at home or try some of these other ideas:

  • Make your own blocks with boxes taped closed.
  • Add velcro to the sides of your blocks to build some outrageous towers.
  • Try making more delicate structures by sticking toothpicks into gumdrops.
  • If you're feeling ambitious, try using a newspaper and a blanket to make a fort!

Give some of these building ideas a try at home and join us at the Wollaston Branch Library on December 10th between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. for magnet activities! I hope we'll see you there!

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