Preschool Discovery: Magnets

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Bring your preschooler to the Wollaston Branch to play with and learn about magnets this coming Wednesday! December's Preschool Discovery evening is all about magnets and magnetism, so we'll be exploring what is and isn't magnetic, how magnets push and pull at each other, and how magnets can affect things around them.

Magnets can be a lot of fun to play with and they're easy to find. You probably have some on your fridge right now! Even with just a few fridge magnets you can have some fun, but things get even more interesting if you add horseshoe magnets, magnet wands, magnetic toy trains or magnetic tape to the mix. Craft stores often have magnets and magnet tape for sale and there are plenty of activities you can do just with those.

  • Try putting together a tray of objects from around the house and see if the magnet picks them up. 
  • Drop a paperclip into a glass of water and see if you can use a magnet to get it out without getting wet. 
  • See if two magnets stick to each other with a piece of paper in between, then see how much you have to put between them before they don't stick anymore. 
  • And if you want to get a little messy, make a magnet painting

Join us at the Wollaston Branch on Wednesday, December 10th any time between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. for some magnet activities and check out the books below for more magnet info and fun! 

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