Monday, September 17, 2012

Mother Goose

The RFPL has long offered a Mother Goose Storytime, which currently meets on the first three Tuesdays of the month at 10AM.  This storytime is designed for our youngest patrons from birth to 18 months and their caregivers.  Our time together offers an opportunity to sit on the floor with your child and sing, read books, play finger games, make music, and dance.  It is often the highlight of my week!  All of our work is really play and is closely aligned with the Every Child Ready to Read @ your Library initiative that some of our previous blog posts have highlighted.
The character, Mother Goose, is synonymous with childhood rhymes and songs, often called nursery rhymes.  Building familiarity with these nursery rhymes is a great starting point for developing strong pre-reading skills.  Many of them offer a bit of nonsense, animal fun, and most importantly a strong rhyme scheme which catches the ears of little ones.  Most of us can quickly recite a few nursery rhymes without too much thought since they are also brief.  During Mother Goose Storytime we incorporate these traditional rhymes with new favorites.  The library has a variety of Mother Goose books for families to enjoy.  Check out one today and rhyme and sing with your child!

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