Monday, July 19, 2010

Hide and Seek of the Week

This week’s collections object is the game of Cootie! This bug inspired game was first introduced by the W.H. Schaper Manufacturing Company in 1948. Each game set included enough cootie parts (bodies, heads, legs, antennae and mouths) to construct four complete Cooties. The first player to completely assembly their Cootie win!

Put on your looking eyes and see if you can find it during your next visit! And while you are looking high and low, don’t forget to encourage curiosity by asking open-ended questions and engaging your child in the conversation. For example: What is your favorite bug? How does a spider crawl? Or simply go outside and see how many bugs you can find!

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