July Parent Zone 2010
We All Scream for Ice Cream
There’s nothing better than eating some ice cream to cool off on a sunny summer day. Whether you go to the ice cream stand, buy it from the ice cream truck cruising your neighborhood, or make your own ice cream, there are many ways to enjoy eating America’s favorite frozen treat.
If you’ve never tried making ice cream before, go online and find a video tutorial. The process is simple to do and your kids will love it! You can even find recipes that don’t include dairy products for you or your lactose-intolerant children.
If you do decide to make your own ice cream, plan on using an afternoon to teach while having lots of fun. Your kids can learn math skills by measuring the ingredients, chemistry concepts by studying the freezing process, and even social studies as you research the history of ice cream.
So go make and eat some ice cream with your family and see what all the screaming is about on a hot summer day like today!
Other Links to Explore
Recommended Song: #21 Ice Cream Sunday
by Laurie Berkner
Recommended Song: #13 Ice Cream Cone
I scream, you scream
We all scream for
by Shel Silverstein
Eighteen luscious, scrumptious flavors
Chocolate, lime and cherry,
Coffee, pumpkin, fudge banana
Caramel cream and boysenberry.
Rocky road and toasted almond,
Butterscotch, vanilla dip,
Butter brickle, apple ripple,
Coconut and espresso chip,
Brandy peach and lemon custard,
Each scoop lovely, smooth and round,
Tallest ice cream cone in town,
Lying there (sniff) on the ground.
Our Summer Reading Program is still going on at the library! We have lots of
entertainment and programs to ensure that your children have loads of fun!
Here are a few photos of events at the M/RCPL!
From “Papa Dieux’s Well” A Haitian Folktale