I LOVE a stuffed animal sleepover (see the Campout and Christmas themed ones we did in the past). When I received materials from this cool organization called Bedtime Math (www.bedtimemath.org) I decided that we HAD to have a back-to-school themed one!
Bedtime Math was started by math enthusiast Laura Bilodeau Overdeck to encourage parents and caregivers to make math part of everyday life for young children. To do this, Overdeck encourages that parents engage their kids with fun nightly math problems. Parents can get these by email, Facebook, or the Bedtime Math website. You can even keep a calendar with stickers for every night that your child completes a math problem. Each problem has 3 difficulty levels: wee ones, little kids, and big kids, so they can be tailored for any skill level. The goal is to make kids feel comfortable and confident with math early on so that they can tackle more difficult concepts as they progress through school.
For our event, we’ll do some Bedtime Math activities, including these fun tangram puzzles that Grizz is playing with in the picture above. After that, the kids can leave their stuffed friends at the library for a back-to-school themed stuffed animal sleepover! We usually catch these guys in some pretty funny situations, so don’t miss it! (I’ll post a slideshow of their antics here, so stay tuned!)
Monday, Sept. 9–4:00-5:00 p.m. Oakland Library (pickup starts at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10)
Tuesday, Sept. 10–4:00-5:00 p.m. Leesburg Library (pickup starts 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11)
Wednesday, Sept. 11–4:00-5:00 p.m. Smithville Library (pickup starts 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 12)
Thursday, Sept. 12–4:00-5:00 p.m. Redbone Library (pickup starts 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13).
All Stuffed Animal Sleepovers are sponsored by the Lee County Library and are free and open to the public. Call 759-2369 for more information.