Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ultimate Tween Experience!

Elizabeth Davis and I had the pleasure of putting together and giving a workshop for NE chapter. We entitled it "The Ultimate Tween Experience". The Children's Library in Scranton is unique in that it serves children from babies to about twelve years old. We also have limited space where we can do programs in private. Most of our programs are conducted on the floor where it is open with the public. Our problems occur when we are doing programs for older kids such as tweens and parents insist their 3 years will be OK participating with the older kids. That may be all well and good, but 13 year olds will not come back to a program for fear there will be too many little kids. So we tried to make the programs "difficult" and "dangerous" so parents of toddlers wouldn't think they were appropriate for their youngsters. Like our Danger Club! The little girl above was testing her taste buds. It works pretty well.

Danger Club! Bottle rockets propelled by water and air pressure.

The little white speck above the roof of Lackawanna College is a successful bottle rocket launch!
Elizabeth put our Power Point of "The Ultimate Tween Experience" on Slide Share.
We used it as our outline. If you have any questions about the programs you see please feel free to call or e-mail us. Send us your ideas and we will blog them. The more ridiculous, the better!

Laureen Maloney
Elizabeth Davis

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