Category Archives: Activities

Playing with Sphero this summer!

Sphero is pretty cool.  The Learning Curve got it a couple of months ago and we are still figuring out cool things you can do with it.  Sphero is a mechanical ball that pairs with an iPad and is then … Continue reading

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Summer Stop Motion

Check out these mini-movies made with webcams, Frames software, blocks, and poseable figures, using the concept of stop motion animation:

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Legos at the Library

Summer Reading is in full swing at the Learning Curve! Check our summer schedule to see what’s happening when throughout June and July. One popular activity is a free build session with Legos, K’Nex, gears, and more! Check out some … Continue reading

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LEGO Free Build!

Creative minds + 2 giant bags of LEGOs =

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Little Architects

Today, kindergartners from IPS #83 created this group build video using Frames software, a webcam, blocks, and the imagination of an architect!

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Story Time: How Does Your Garden Grow?

From seed to plant, today’s story time took a closer look at how things grow in gardens! We pretended to be seeds sprouting up from the ground, sang some songs and did some garden-growing fingerplay rhymes, plus read stories all … Continue reading

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Story Time 2.0: Extra Yarn

Today, third graders from Skiles Test visited the Curve and read the story Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, about a girl named Annabelle who finds a box with colorful yarn that never seems to run out–and one very determined archduke … Continue reading

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Brazilian Dance

This afternoon, we had a special guest visit the Curve: Miss Camila from Brazil taught us all about the Brazilian Carnaval tradition, and we had our own mini carnival in the library! We decorated masks, and then learned some dance moves … Continue reading

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Story Time: Giddy Up, Cowpokes!

Yee-haw! Today’s story time was all about cowboys and cowgirls! We read stories about the wild west and the life of a cowboy/girl, and sang some rootin’-tootin’ songs and rhymes. We also designed our own cowboy/cowgirl boots, and played some … Continue reading

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May at the Learning Curve!

Check out what’s happening this month at the Curve! [Click the image to enlarge]

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