Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

March Book Club Pick

Thanks to those of you who voted. We're going with The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway. We'll meet sometime in mid to late March. If you are not on our email list and would like to be, please email your request to us at: info@thefamilyclub.org.

Happy reading!

Friday, February 14, 2014

March Book Selections

Hi Everyone. I thought it would be good to switch things up and give a selection of classic novels this month.

So here are the titles for this month's poll:

The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
Watership Down, Richard Adams
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon

As always, the poll is over there in the righthand sidebar. You have until the 19th to choose. Happy voting!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Make a Stop Motion Movie with the Kids!



I thought I'd share this really cool activity at Milwaukee Museum of Art. If you go to the Illusions: Near and Far exhibit you'll find the stop motion booth where you and your kids can have fun moving images around to make a stop motion movie. If you upload your mini movie, you'll receive an email with a link to your film on Youtube!

My kids had blast with this one and the Folk Art exhibition was also really fun for them. Plus, kids under 12 are free everyday!


Cleaning Day

It's time to get cleaning!  Our next scheduled toy washing day is this Friday, February 7th. In case you haven't joined us on cleaning day, we get together just like any other play day. Kids can still play as adults wipe down or dunk toys in vinegar water. This is a Family Club tradition and we try and do it once a month.

With a good turnout, we can breeze through this is no time.