Clap your hands. That's right! At Orange City Library we're happy and we know it so what do we do? We spend quite a bit of time clapping hands, amongst other things.
Recent research has shown that clapping hands is a really good developmental activity for children and young adults. Dr Idit Sulkin (pictured) found that children who played hand clapping singing games at recess have neater hand writing and make fewer spelling mistakes. As parents and educators wouldn't that be a great outcome for some regular hand clapping!
If you have young children why not bring them along to our pre-school story reading and craft activity sessions at 11am Tuesday Thursday during school term time. (No bookings required).
Our other programs are 'Music for Little Ears' and 'Baby Rhyme and Read' which are interactive sessions for young children and their parents. During these sessions children will have the opportunity to play percussion instruments, sing and also clap hands.
To participate in either of these programs ring the library staff on 6393 8120 as bookings are essential.
If you would like to read more Dr Dulkin's work go to this link: