Calling all Lego maniacs! Last month, Moon Lake Community Library began hosting “Books and Bricks”, a free program for school-aged children which promotes literacy concepts and reading. It’s been so well-received, we’ve scheduled another 4-week session on Friday afternoons from 3:30–5:30 p.m. beginning March 16.
During the February session, I asked the kids at the first class to raise their hands if they were a writer and only half raised their hands. After the second class, I asked again and they all quickly shot their hands up in the air.
The children use Legos to recreate the settings and characters of their favorite stories and share their creations with the group. The program focuses on helping children understand character and plot development, the importance of setting in telling their stories, and the use of technology to create books. The children write their own stories, use Lego building bricks to create the settings and characters, and then upload photos of their creations onto laptops using the Lego software. They then plan the layout of their book pages, add background scenery, incorporate dialogue, and print a hard copy of their original story.
The program is limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. Click here to register your child for this exciting program. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 256-634-2062.