Musical Petting Zoo at the Main Public Library

Note: None of these instruments will actually be at the musical petting zoo

If the question “oh crap, what am I going to do with my kids this summer?” has popped into your head in the past few weeks I’d like to let you know that you are by no means alone.

The babysitting service known as school is out of session, so you’re likely to have the young ones around a lot more often than usual. If you’re like most parents who don’t want their kids to sit on the couch all summer playing video games and watching cartoons you might be looking for some other activity to involve them in. I mean, it’s too hot to play outside all day, and how many storytimes can you go to?

Well, here’s an idea: the musical petting zoo.

Yeah, the name is a little silly, but it’s a pretty good representation of what it is. Just like a normal petting zoo, which allows kids to get a hands-on idea of different animals, the musical petting zoo is a way for children to physically experience music. Your young’ns will get to strum guitars, pick at banjos, and play autoharps (with a professional nearby to help them out)! Who knows, they might even love it so much that they’ll beg you to let them get a ukulele or something. At the very least they’ll be learning something and will be getting their fair share of entertainment for the day, and you’ll feel like the awesome parent you are.

In other words, everyone wins!

The next musical petting zoo is tomorrow, Thursday June 17th at 10:30am.



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