By Mary Anne Wood Contributing Columnist
January 29, 2014
Get ready for a party in PJs at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, at the London Public Library’s Bedtime Math Pajama Party. Children ages 3-9, with their parents, are welcome to put on their pajamas and their thinking caps, and have a fun night at the library.
Parents know it is good to read a bedtime story to their children, but what about math? Math skills are also important for children to succeed. That is why the London Public Library is partnering with Bedtime Math, a nonprofit organization that makes recreational math a part of kids’ everyday lives.
Bedtime Math is not an official curriculum. It’s a fun way for kids to do “mental math” to prepare them for everyday situations. Kids will be better equipped, for example, when they go shopping for the best deals, or doubling a recipe while cooking.
During the math party, families will get to solve tangram puzzles, do a couple of wacky Bedtime Math problems, and make their own dominoes. Each family will then get to take home a goody bag to continue the learning at home.
For questions about the program, call the London Public Library at (740) 852-9543. The library is located at 20 E. First St., London.
Mary Anne Wood is the Youth Services Coordinator for the London Public Library.