Youngsters get a look at Abenaki culture
copyright the Chronicle August 5, 2015
by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph
ISLAND POND — Archery, kayaking, circus arts, and bread-making are just a few of the activities organized by the Island Pond Public Library as part of its summer reading program.
The books the kids read are associated with an activity so they can experience the book hands-on, Library Director John Zuppa said.
On Friday, about 15 kids discovered a book about bears then joined their counselor on the shore of Island Pond to learn how to make a fire and cook bannock bread the way Abenakis did.
“That really gets through to them in a real way,” Mr. Zuppa said about linking a book to an activity.
The idea is to get the kids excited about reading, he said.
And it worked. During Friday’s activity, the children’s attention span was…To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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