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Welcome spring with mother goose

The rhymes of Mother Goose offer many opportunities to teach early reading skills. Children enjoy hearing the rhyming words and participating in an interactive reading experience by repeating the rhymes, clapping to the syllables, and chanting verses along with the reader. Mother Goose rhymes contain many interesting words for vocabulary development. The rhymes often mention places that children will want to explore by reading about the places in other books. The characters in the rhymes invite children to use descriptive words to remember the characters. Infants have a great listening experience when Mother Goose is read with its rhythmic verses. The rhymes of Mother Goose can also teach early math skills with its variety of counting rhymes.

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Mother Goose will welcome spring at the Gulf Gate Library in Sarasota on March 12th from 2:30-3:30 for ages birth to 9. Jo Lize will introduce "Finderella" as a character to have fun with looking at spring under the ocean. Children will participate in interactive stories and songs to welcome spring to Florida with things found under the sea. Other special activities and crafts will also be available.

The Gulf Gate Library is located temporarily in Sarasota Square Mall next to JC Penney and Yoder's at 8210 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. You may call 941-862-1241 for more information. Information by email is available at

Welcome spring with Mother Goose and take home some poetry books to read for early listening and reading skills.

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