Read about it, talk about it, do it!
The Get Outside Book Club is a Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks program designed for pre-schoolers and their parents. The program takes place September 1 - October 31.
Come join the fun with this outdoors-inspired book club. Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks have come together to provide a new view on reading and interacting outside. Families with kids pre-k and younger will have tons of fun learning about fun new ways to explore and play outside. Keep the fun going and create your own adventure around your house or at your local MetroParks. Then go back and read the book again, think about the activities you did as you revisit the characters adventures in the book. Did you do the same things as the character in the book? What did you do differently? Where did you go? The Get Outside Book Club is sure to get your kids playing and having fun as they develop their reading skills, while imagining and critically thinking about the different activities they can do.
How to get started:
- Visit the Dayton Metro Library's website or visit your local Dayton Metro Library to get a Get Outside Book Club brochure and look for books that have an nature or outdoor-related themes and activities.
- Read one book at a time with your child and then plan to go outside and create your own outdoor adventure similar to what happened in the book.
- Once you're returned from your adventure re-read the book and compare your activities with those in the book.
- Keep track of the books and the activities you do on the Get Outside Book Club brochure. Once your child has read six books and completed six related activities outside, head to your local Dayton Metro Library and show the librarians your completed brochure and get a prize and a certificate of completion.
Top 20 Books
The following books are some of our favorite's and help to spark the connection between literature and the outdoors, all while encouraging imaginative play and active lifestyles. To learn more about these books click on the book covers and see a summary of the book, fun activities you can do at home or in your local MetroPark and the connections these books and activities make to literature and the outdoors. For other great nature inspired books, visit your local Dayton Metro Library!
Click each of the books below to learn more.