I'll admit that it's not always easy finding activities to entertain my kids during the summer. It's super hot outside here in Texas, so unless the activity includes water and shade or air conditioning I'm not interested. Lily and I like to visit the local library during the summer. It's free and fun.
One of Lily's favorite things is animals. She loves learning about them, reading about them, drawing them, and being around them. Visiting our local library is the perfect way for her to learn more about animals and pets.
Today, I wanted to share some stuff we found at the library that I thought was pretty cool. The first thing is a puppet. I've actually never checked out a puppet from the library. I'm not sure how many libraries offer these. This one is the "Pack Rat". It's a rat, just like Nibblet! Who better to share your stories and secrets with than a furry friend?
The only bad thing is that we'll have to return it once our time is up. Lily loves the little pack rat and has been occupied doing puppet shows and reading stories with it.
The other thing I found at the library was a cart of old books that were being sold for $1 or less. I found a few animal books and showed them to Lily. She just had to have this vintage cockatiel book from 1987. She's been reading it a lot too. Now she says she wants a bird when she grows up - maybe a cockatiel...
Anyways, if you're looking for a cheap, air-conditioned, and educational activity for your kids this summer then head to the library. Maybe check out some cool pet books or animal puppets and get learning!