Walk and Read – Daily, All Week
“Take a walk and read a book.” Not normally sound advice, but that is exactly what Johnson County Library is suggesting families do this week at Black Hoof Park, (9053 Monticello Road, Lenexa, KS) and at various locations throughout Johnson County. Walk and Read creates a family reading experience in the great outdoors! Families who participate will read two stories posted around the path, one going each direction. When you finish one story, you can flip around to the other side of the sign and begin the next story, which will lead you back around the path.
Take and Make – Monday, Sept 13, 2 – 3 p.m.
Get creative and exercise your DIY muscles with the Black & Veatch Makerspace Take & Make Kits! Register on this page or call 913.826.4600 to pick up your supply kits at your favorite Library and you'll get a link to follow the pre-recorded online instructional videos with our Makers. The Take and Make kits include supplies and instructions, although some kits you may need additional supplies you may already have at home. One kit per registrant.
Meet the Author: Julie Bogart – Tuesday, Sept 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Kids have a natural passion for learning, but that doesn't always transfer to traditional subjects needed for high school, college, and career. Best-selling author and homeschooling expert Julie Bogart shows you how to help kids become successful lifelong learners as she discusses her book The Brave Learner. The program will conclude with a short question and answer session.
Moving is Learning for Preschoolers – Wednesday, Sept 15, 1 – 1:45 p.m.
A moving child is a learning child. Grounded in best practices and current research, this session helps connect the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. Movement experts from Johnson County Parks & Recreation District will lead 45 minutes of activities, exercises, and games this week at Antioch Park, Shelter 1, 6501 Antioch Rd, Merriam. Best for ages 3-6 and a caregiver.