Fun With Bugs!
During these cold winter months, that young insect enthusiast in your family may be craving the sight of those creepy, crawly bugs. Never fear! The library has many great ideas to keep that curiosity alive and, well, buzzing!
Lakeshore Learning Material's Giant Bug Collection is a new addition to our line-up of fun and educational toys for children's use during their visit to the Ann Arbor District Library. Enjoy some hands-on fun with these over-sized beetles, grasshoppers, ants, scorpion, and tarantula!
There are many ways to explore the insect world at home with books, movies, music, and websites:
- Bug-tastic books for youth
- Stories to Go: Bugs: With five children's stories by authors including Eric Carle, a Magic School Bus: Creepy Crawly Fun DVD, and activity folder, this Stories to Go Kit is an engaging and convenient way to explore the fascinating world of bugs.
- Reading Rainbow: Bugs: A DVD about bug books, jokes, facts, and more!
- Magic School Bus: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs: A DVD adventure with ants, bees, and butterflies
- Songs About Insects, Bugs & Squiggly Things: Sing-along with these bug jams
- Let's Talk About Insects: A website with an animated film in English and Spanish (Requires Flash Player)
- Firefly Fun: A website with facts and activities about these brilliant bugs
- Edible Insects: A website with real and fake bug-inspired foods
- Insectclopedia: An insect research portal