an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library
Mother Goose on the Loose: Superstar!
We love to hear from parents about how they incorporate MGOL songs and rhymes into everyday life. Whether it is a favorite rhyme (over and over and over again) or a toddler doing knee bounces with a stuffie-- our goal is to give parents the tools to build early literacy skills at home, every day!
Daxton's mom says, "MGOL has been such an amazing program for Daxton. He mostly observes and watches everyone else during the rhymes but when we sing them at home, he knows all the moves! It is so fun to see how quickly the kiddos catch on and retain from the program. It has become such a fundamental part of learning for us as we sing the songs and rhymes throughout the day at home. I love seeing him spark up as soon as he hears a familiar song from the program. We look forward to coming every week!"
Daxton 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.
Build Skills Every Day
Little interactions every day can add up to a BIG foundation for learning.
- Talk: It's a whole new year! Spend some time looking at pictures and videos from last year with your little one. Talk about what you did together, and how they grew and changed.
- Sing: Singing silly songs can make a challenging task, such as brushing teeth, more manageable. Try this one in a goofy voice for extra fun!
- Read: Resolve to read aloud more often this year. Try this list of winter picture books or ask a librarian for recommendations.
- Write: For your next shopping trip, make a list on a small notepad. Each time you find an item, show your little one where it is written and have them cross it off.
- Play: Do you want to build a snowman? Crush a few cups of ice and put it through a food processor to make snow. Toddlers love this sensory experience!