Library Littles

an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library

2019 August

Mother Goose on the Loose: Superstar!

Grayson has been stealing the show lately with his ridiculously adorable dance moves! Music is big part of Mother Goose on the Loose. Setting words to a rhythm (by clapping, drumming, or ringing bells) helps toddlers hear the different sounds that make up words-- an important literacy skill. Music also has gross motor benefits! Learning how to control body movement is an important part of toddler development. And, boy, is it sure cute to watch! Grayson is a MGOL superstar!

Mother Goose on the Loose, a program for infants and toddlers, is offered twice a week at the library: Wednesdays & Thursdays at 9:30am.

Staff Picks

Build Skills Every Day

Little interactions every day can add up to a BIG foundation for learning.

  • Talk: Check out this video of a dad chatting with his baby. This is more than cute; it's developmental magic!
  • Sing: Baby Shark may be hard to avoid, but don't forget the classics! Does your child know "I'm a Little Teapot", or "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"?
  • Read: Vocabulary in books--even picture books--is much richer than we generally hear in daily conversation. Make sure you are exposing your child to new words through books every day!
  • Write: Play outside with sidewalk chalk.
  • Play: Go to the park! Meet up with friends or make a new friend while you're there.

Go Ahead... Sing!

One, I Love You

(Gently bounce baby on your lap.)

One, I love you, two, I love you,

Three, I love you so!

Four, I love you, five, I love you,

Rock you to and fro. (Rock side to side.)

Six, I love you, seven, I love you,

Eight, you love me too.

Nine, I love you, ten, I love you,

My bouncing buckaroo!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Visit the library and ask about signing up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.The library provides reading logs and incentive prizes. Or grab the app (iphone or android) and do it on your own!