I am able to see some interesting statistics about this blog and today I noted that this week alone we've had blog-visitors from Australia, Germany, Canada, Phillipines, Brazil, Slovenia, Ukraine, India, and Singapore (and the US, of course). Wow! Most seem to be looking for storytime ideas and I am more than happy to share. Imagine Ukrainian children doing one of our action rhymes or crafts!
This summer's reading theme, "One World, Many Stories", has been lots of fun and I know that I have learned a lot more about our world. I suspect many of our young readers and their parents have too. Our world is so much more connected now; it's a wonderful thing and our youngest patrons will grow up thinking nothing odd about being connected so easily with people from all over the world. I hope we can continue to learn more about other cultures even once summer reading is officially over. For example, if you haven't had a chance yet this summer, check out (literally) the great country backpacks Ms. Eileen assembled for this summer. Each backpack is full of information, fun, books, pictures, and little things to handle and play with.
And hello, ola, hallo, vitayu, zivjo, and g'day to our international visitors.