Vallejo Fractal Fun.

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This summer the fractal fun just won’t stop!

We met Mychal Threets, the Children’s Librarian at the Solano County Library’s Springstowne Branch, when he visited our booth at the Bay Area Makersfaire.

Mychal sometimes uses coloring sheets as a fun way to extend the time families spend in the library after his popular StoryTime. He told us he wanted to give our fractals a try.

We supplied Mychal with a box of plain fractals in different sizes and shapes, along with some markers and glue. Mychal did the rest!

We were so happy to hear back from Mychal this week.   “This morning was the first time I was able to introduce Vallejo youngsters to the fractals. They loved them! They always enjoy coloring, but were blown away by the idea of using numbers, math, and shapes to create art. I let them imagine, and two little girls teamed up to figure out that they could use various shapes to make one giant shape and were extremely proud of themselves. Older siblings showed younger siblings how to draw and create art, which made the parents very proud. The parents were thrilled with the concept, and many took blank shapes home to work on when they had more time. They have asked that I use them again!

No handouts or lesson plans. Kids get to explore concepts of size, shape, symmetry and color. Fun to discover together… no other explanation needed.

 

Photo credit: Solano County Library

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