Superheroes seem to be everywhere, from the latest blockbuster movie, to toy shelves full of Spider-man and Batman, to costumes worn by the small (and the tall). We also see these heroes in the library – a cute caped crusader sitting in on story time is a pretty common sight. Many children love to dress up and adopt their favorite superhero personas simply because it’s fun. Such play also cultivates your child’s creativity and social skills.
Because we often see these heroes fly by our children’s desk (sometimes faster than a speeding bullet), we recently invited them to come together for our “Superhero Training Academy.” In this program, kids 5 and older created a unique superhero identity and trained with their super powers. Kids made capes and masks, had pictures taken in their heroic costumes, completed an obstacle course, played a hero/villain matching game and competed in bowling for super villains.