The Yolo County Library, in collaboration with First 5 Yolo, is offering “Mother Goose on the Loose,” a weekly bilingual program on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children from birth through age 3. The program takes place at the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters.
The “Mother Goose on the Loose” program combines both English and Spanish reading with music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children get ready to learn to read. Through fun activities and engagement, the program aims to help children develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.
“Early literacy skills are important for children’s success in school and beyond,” said Julie Gallelo, executive director of First 5 Yolo. “Children who develop pre-reading skills before they start kindergarten can focus on learning to read once they are in school. Those who start school ready to learn to read have more success in school, are more likely to read at or above grade level by the end of the second grade, and are more likely to graduate from high school.”
Parents and caregivers can encourage creativity in young children by regularly attending preschool-aged programs offered at the Yolo County Library branches. All are free of charge.
For a list of programs and more information, visit www.yolocountylibrary.org.