Preschool Children at the Makuleke Community Library

Young children enjoy coming to the Makuleke Library to play with our educational games and toys!

Homemade Ball Inspiration: Wilton, Connecticut to Makuleke Village

Last month, we visited Millor Driscoll Elementary School in Wilton, Connecticut, connecting Mr. B’s 2nd Grade class with the Makuleke Community of South Africa.  The children learned about life in the rural village and they connected with new friends through the games and toys which the village children make.  Homemade soccer balls, made of recycled plastic bags (most typically bread bags) are one of the most common toys made in the village, and the children in Wilton loved seeing how creative and innovative the children in Makuleke are.  They kicked around the bread bag ball, which has traveled the globe from school to school, and some children made their own ball out of recycled paper, based on the inspiration of the bread bag ball.  Christian & Abigail made a ball out of paper and sent it to the village to share with new friends.  See the beautiful exchange below!

The Bread Bag Ball Inspires Creativity & Play: Makuleke Village to Wilton, Connecticut

Toys inspire play and friendship around the globe!  Christian & Abigail, 2nd Graders at Millor Driscoll Elementary School in Wilton, Connecticut, hold up the bread bag ball from Makuleke Village, which inspired their own handmade paper ball.  Next week their ball will find its way to Makuleke Village, and is bound to inspire others.  We are so proud of children and their natural ability to come together through play, regardless of culture, geography or class.

Play at the Makuleke Community Library

Play plays an integral role in the way that children learn.  On Fridays, children on Makuleke come to our little library to access our educational games and toys.  Children work together, learn together and teach one another.  Play!