Intergenerational Rhymes that Bind

“When an old person dies a whole library disappears.” – African proverb Rhymes that Bind is an oral family literacy program that parents and their children attend together. It encourages parents to sing, rhyme, talk, and play with their children … Continue reading

The 5 W’s of Rhyming

Who? Anyone can learn a rhyme and use it. Moms, dads, grandparents, childcare providers, siblings, everyone! Where? You guessed it, anywhere! The obvious place is at home, but you can use rhymes at the doctor’s office, in the car, at … Continue reading

What Goes on in that COW Bus? Come and Find Out!

The C.O.W. Bus is a classroom on wheels that offers a free drop-in program for parents and children 0-6 years. It is wonderful to have babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents on the bus with us, playing, sharing, reading, and laughing together! … Continue reading

The Power of a Rhyme

Have you ever had to wait with a toddler in a doctor’s office listening in vain for those sweet, sweet words, “He’s ready for you,” or in what looks like the longest lineup to the checkout that you’ve ever seen? … Continue reading

Digging a Groove Your Child Can Grow In

Singing is a great tool for developing language and literacy skills in your children. Making a ritual of singing during daily routines also adds fun to tasks that children may not always see as fun (diaper changing/going potty, putting on their … Continue reading

A Tip to Help Get Ready for the Holidays with Kids

It’s December already! Do you feel a little frazzled, the way I do? I’m rushing around and running out of time to get things done before the holidays. During this time, it’s easy to lose track of what the season … Continue reading

Celebrate the Joy of the Season on the C.O.W. Bus

During the week of December 12, the C.O.W. (Classroom on Wheels) bus will be hosting a cozy Christmas pyjama party at each of our locations. We have a great selection of winter holiday-themed books for you to borrow for your family story … Continue reading