Shreve Memorial Library is inviting children of all ages to discover their creative genius at SML Make & Go workshops. Shreve Memorial Library’s mobile makerspace, the Make & Go, continues to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning to library branches throughout Caddo Parish. In December, children ages 3 years and older will use Osmo products and tools to learn about technology, creativity, and critical thinking. Workshops will be held at various Shreve Memorial Library branches beginning Wednesday, December 1.
Osmo combines creative tools, games, cutting-edge technology and hands-on learning to spark imaginations, foster creativity and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Osmo products allow children to interact with an iPad or tablet and hand-held pieces and drawings to bring their game pieces and actions to life. The Make & Go workshops will introduce children to an assortment of Osmo products, including the Osmo Little Genius and Osmo Creative.
Children, ages 3 years and older, are invited to join the SML Make & Go team for a hands-on learning adventure using Osmo Little Genius. The Osmo Little Genius teaches preschool pre-reading letter formation, phonics, and more than 300 words. Children are to create and participate in an interactive storytelling adventure, sparking their imaginations while learning critical skills and having a blast. Osmo Little Genius workshops are scheduled as follows:
Osmo products enable a continuation of learning, and the Osmo Creative is geared for children ages 5 years and older. The Osmo Creative allows children to blend their real life doodles with on-screen action in three amazing ways. Children will hone their drawing and listening skills as well as learn visual thinking, creative problem solving, physics and fine motor skills. SML Make & Go Osmo Creative workshops are scheduled as follows:
All workshops are free and open to the public, however space is limited and registration is required. In addition, face masks and social distancing are required. Registration for the program can be completed in person at one of the Shreve Memorial Library branches listed above. Program dates and times are subject to change.
Shreve Memorial Library’s Make & Go is a fully equipped makerspace on wheels bringing the latest in STEAM programming to communities throughout Caddo Parish. The Make & Go provides STEAM programming on the go, traveling to outreach events, the library’s 21 branches, SPAR Recreation Centers, and more. Materials for use with the Make & Go include laptops, iPads, 3D printer and scanner, robotics, building sets, portable hotspots, arts and crafts supplies, Snap Circuits, and sewing and embroidery tools. The Make & Go is customizable to meet STEAM learning needs.