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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sensory Play at the Menomonie Public Library

Thanks to Jodi Bird, Youth Services Manager at the Menomonie Public Library, for this marvelous guest post! I want to try these things myself!

In January the Menomonie Public Library hosted a Sensory Celebration for our Saturday Stories series.  Families were treated to activities that tickled all the senses.  Each activity was chosen to let kids explore with their parent or caregiver at their leisure.  We had everything from smelling jars to a large crawling box with scarves and bells to push through.

Families also enjoyed using magnets in our sand table,

 playing with homemade play dough,


 “writing” in the salt boxes

  and discovering the marvel of the sticky side of contact paper using pom poms and tissue paper.  

 Yet the biggest hit of the whole morning were the water beads.  Children and adults alike couldn’t get enough of them.  Who knew that a couple tablespoons of little tiny beads could fill the bottom of our water table with so much fun?  If you would like any specifics about our sensory party contact Debbie Nelson at children@menomonielibrary.org.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Jodi for the great activities. We're having an Early Literacy Play Date in a week and I'm going to obsess about finding a box, so we can do the scarves and bells crawling box. My coworker has already offered to bring in scarves! Becky