Saturday, February 20, 2010

Turf Herb Story #1

This month, Sharon and I went to the Parkchester Library to try and educate the children there about herbs. To do so, I created a story on big poster boards about Mint, Oregano, Thyme, and Sage. Initially, we didn’t expect much of an audience, but when the time came to start, children filled the corners of the room and they were all looking at me and my storybook. At first I was a little nervous, but with the help of a little boy, which I called my “helper”, I was able to read the story while showing them the pictures that I drew. Whenever I introduced a new herb, Sharon would pass around a real-life sample of the herb so the children could smell, touch, and even taste them. It turns out that a lot of the kids ended up liking Mint the best! At the end of the story, I asked the children questions about the story to see how much they learned. The kids who answered right would receive a little prize. The kids got so excited every time I asked a different question, and to be honest, it was a lot of fun. This turned out to be a really fun and interesting experience. Not only was it educational for the kids, but I learned a lot from the activity too! by Erika (Turf's High School Intern)

1 comment:

  1. Education is most important part of your life and taking test make them stronger and smart.Children should know about the benefit of education.