Library Littles

an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library

2019 September

Mother Goose on the Loose: Superstars!

Delilah & Nora are teaming up to be our first MGOL Superstar duo! These two buddies are just the sweetest. Nora tends to be the bolder of the two, while Delilah is patient and compassionate with her daring friend. MGOL is an ideal space for toddlers to start exploring social relationships. We practice sharing, taking turns, and cheering for friends. Nora's mom says, "Since we started coming to MGOL, Nora has soared socially-- she loves coming to see all her friends and dance!" An experience like this can be an important step toward school readiness-- and it's never to early to learn empathy. Delilah & Nora are MGOL superstars!

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

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Staff Picks

Build Skills Every Day

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

  • Talk: Count the school buses that pass while you're sitting in line for coffee. What are they doing? Where are they going?
  • Sing: Pick up a library book with song lyrics (e.g. Silly Lullaby, featured above).
  • Read: Read road signs, cereal boxes, or advertisements. Print awareness (learning that meaningful print is all around us) is a BIG literacy building block.
  • Write: Write your child's name in the sand at the beach or park.
  • Play: Rotate toys to keep them interesting! Read Playful Learning's post about toy rotation.

Go Ahead... Sing!

The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round,
Round and round,
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All through the town.

Additional verses:

The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish

The horn on the bus goes Beep, beep, beep

The doors on the bus go open and shut

(Make up your own!)

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!