Sign your child up for the Summer Learning Challenge and they can test out our Gear VR. Chief Librarian, Laura Emery is busy making sure the technology is ready for a Summer of learning!
All branches of Eastern Counties Regional Library will be offering free educational opportunities for children ages 6-12 as part of the Library’s annual Summer Learning Challenge. Parents and caregivers should contact their local Library to find out more about these fantastic programs.
This year’s Summer Learning Challenge programs include:
. Virtual Reality: Children can discover the history behind 3D technology. They’ll have the opportunity to step inside a virtual world with Gear VR and experience the future of gaming.
. Library Flying Objects: Kids can learn about all things that fly and put their aviation skills to the test. They’ll have the opportunity to see how drones work.
. Paper Making: Children can learn the basic art of papermaking and why recycling is so important. It takes a lot of material to make one sheet of paper. They’ll be able to imagine how many trees or pieces of recycled paper it takes to make a book!
. Grossology: Kids can learn the journey their food takes after they eat it. Human digestion will be explored in a fun way. Warning: it’s gross!
“All the research shows that children who learn and read during the Summer months are more successful when they return to school in the Fall. If kids keep up their learning skills, and the reading that goes along with learning, it can make their transition back to the classroom so much easier. The Library wants to help all children be happy learners. I invite families to take advantage of the educational opportunities the we provide during the Summer,” said Chief Librarian Laura Emery.
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