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Madagascar Story and Craft

This month, the Idea Place is learning about the country of Madagascar! This past week we had a Madagascar Storytime and Craft. Our participants learned about some of the animals that live in Madagascar, like lemurs! They then colored and created their own lemurs. Learn more about the country of Madagascar on Thursday, November 30th […]

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November 21, 2017

Little Creations

These past two months, the Idea Place has introduced a new program for toddlers called Little Creations. Little Creations is an art club where children create pieces of art using fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and experimenting with different textures. Take a look at the pictures from last session! The children, with the help of […]

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October 24, 2017

Homeschool Outings

The Idea Place has created a special program just for our neighborhood homeschool families called Homeschool Outings. Each monthly session focuses on a different topic, such as construction and problem solving, learning how to use a 3-D printer, and much more! This past week, our session focused on problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork and other […]

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October 24, 2017

Fall Cooking with Rob Scott

This past weekend, Chef Rob Scott brought us two different cooking programs, one for our toddlers and one for children and tweens. The little ones decorated scarecrow cookies with icing, assorted candy, and waffers. They looked tasty! See their creations below: The older children and tweens made spicy, spooky Boo-Ritos, the perfect Friday the 13th […]

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October 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Authors!

Every month we host a birthday party in honor of a famous author. This past month, we celebrated David Shannon’s birthday. David Shannon is the author of A Bad Case of Stripes, No, David!, Duck on a Bike, and much more! Each celebration features stories from the author’s collection, a fun craft, and of course, […]

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October 16, 2017

Paper Chain Challenge

This past Tuesday, some of our young patrons put their problem solving skills to the test with a paper chain challenge. Each participant was given one piece of construction paper (no seconds) and they had to figure out how to build the longest paper chain possible! Should they cut the paper horizontally? Vertically? Should they […]

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October 11, 2017

Builders Club

The Idea Place has started a new program called Builders Club. Every Sunday at 2:00 there is a different building challenge. The building materials could be Legos, Keva Planks, building blocks, and more! It is always a surprise. This week, we used large cardboard blocks and the challenge was to build either a tower, a […]

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October 10, 2017

Westhampton Beach Fall Festival

On Saturday, October 7th, Westhampton Beach hosted their 3rd annual Fall Festival. Also in town was the Oyster Festival at the marina and an art show by the Village Gazebo. Westhampton was bustling with locals as well as visitors from all over the island. Outside of the Westhampton Free Library, the Idea Place librarians set […]

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October 7, 2017

Fall Family Cookies

This past week, the Idea Place teamed up with the Beach Bakery to decorate delicious fall cookies. Simon, the owner of the bakery, first demonstrated how to ice the cookies: And then everyone was able to decorate their own! There were all sorts of yummy toppings! Things got a little messy: But the cookies looked […]

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October 7, 2017

Rhythm Room Bucket Boot Camp with Rick Morin

This past Saturday, Mr. Rick Morin taught and entertained children and tweens with rhythm, movement, and drumming. Participants learned proper drumstick technique and basic rhythms while drumming on 5 gallon buckets. Check out the pictures below!  

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September 26, 2017