By NATALIE SCOTT
The Boardman library hosted a fun-filled parachute play session in its meeting room Nov. 21.
The event started with a story, read by Boardman librarian Miss Sanders. Sanders read “Bear Says Thanks,” by Karma Wilson, a tale about a character who lists all the things he is thankful for and learns to say ‘thanks’ whenever he receives something.
After the story, Sanders handed out coupons for discount tickets to see Disney’s Treasure Trove at the Covelli Centre in December. Children had the opportunity to say thanks, just like the bear in Wilson’s book.
Sanders then unfurled a colorful parachute for adults and children to play with. Children took turns running underneath the parachute and switching hands while the parachute was still in the air. Next, Sanders brought out a few balls to play with on the parachute. The aim was to see how many times the balls could bounce on the parachute without falling off.
Children also participated in a race where they had to carry balls through tubes and pass them to the next person. Whichever line completed the task first won the race. The parachute play ended when Sanders took parents and children into the meeting room kitchen and handed out popsicles.