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July 15-16th 2006 article Click on article for full view
By The Patriot Ledger
Editor’s note: Readers often comment that there should be more good news in the paper. While it’s true that there’s more than enough bad news to go around, on Thursdays on the editorial page we will highlight some of the many good news stories that appear on our pages on a regular basis.
OUR VIEW: Old-fashioned summer fun
By The Patriot Ledger
Editor’s note: Readers often comment that there should be more good news in the paper. While it’s true that there’s more than enough bad news to go around, on Thursdays on the editorial page we will highlight some of the many good news stories that appear on our pages on a regular basis.One of summer’s joys is that families have time to enjoy the simpler things in life - whether a day at the beach, an overnight in a tent or visiting family in a different state.In summer, life isn’t quite as frenzied as it is when school and after-school activities are in full swing. And youngsters have a chance to explore a low-tech, pre-tech world.The fact is, finding stimulation without the aid of something electronic is good for children’s brains. It helps them use their imaginations more.Andrea Lovett of Abington is at the center of one such activity: story telling. She’s been using songs, dance and puppetry to tell her stories in a variety of settings since 1992, and in summer she tells her stories outdoors. ‘‘Folktales from the Forest’’ is a series Lovett has performed in Abington for 12 years. She talks about caterpillars, butterflies, monkeys and other animals, with stuffed animals as props. But it’s Lovett’s animation that brings the stories to life.The expressions on excited children’s faces at Island Grove Park show how much they enjoy old-fashioned stories, even if they grew up in a Sesame Street world.Lovett’s series continues in Abington through August, with free programs on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. and on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. For more information, call 781-871-5892.