Notice: Tackling holiday boredom, one backyard at a time

Kids stuck at home these holidays? Visiting Wairarapa for the beautiful autumn?

Explore your backyard and beyond with the Wairarapa Library Service O Te Whenua School Holiday Programme.

Autumn is discovery time for tamariki in Wairarapa.

Why do leaves fall?

Where can you find Wairarapa’s creepiest crawlies, or the crawliest creepies?

What’s growing in our backyard?

Pick up an Explore pack and find out the answers to these questions, and more!

This autumn’s Explore campaign is the first of four related holiday programmes encouraging primary school age children [5 to 11 years old] to visit their local library, and then explore and learn about their environment.

“We’re really excited to see how this goes.   It’s a great way for tamariki to keep reading and be active over the school holidays,” said Annette Beattie, Wairarapa Library Service Manager.

The pack includes STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics] based puzzles, games, tasks, and quizzes to keep the whole whanau entertained.

From word searches to geocaching, there’s something for everyone.

If you are a library local, or visiting Wairarapa for the holidays, pop down to Carterton, Featherston, Greytown, or Martinborough libraries and pick up a pack.

If you can’t make it out, just contact your local library and they can help get one to you.

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