Bring back Mother Goose on the Loose
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Mother Goose on the Loose is an award winning early literacy program presented by the City of Roseville Libraries. The program is an interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. For many in Roseville these sessions are our children's first experience in socialization. The sessions also foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others.
In previous years the library has offered multiple sessions per day/week with a total of 4 sessions at Martha Riley Library (all 4 were usually full to capacity). The current schedule at Martha Riley only includes 1 session and so many children are turned away each week. There are more "story time" sessions that have been added to the schedule, but in comparison to Mother Goose on the Loose, these sessions are lacking in engagement, learning material, space and Miss Lisa.
Our goal as parents of young children is to provide early learning and socialization opportunities, and as residents of a family friendly city such as Roseville, we expect our tax dollars to support the programs that we have shown are important to us through attendance. Cutting these programs eliminates one of our only opportunities for free, educational activities that form the memories and foundations for future learning for our young children.
Please join me in letting the Roseville City Council know that we miss Mother Goose on the Loose and we would like more sessions restored.
There is a community conversation meeting at 6:00pm on Monday, February 26th at Maidu Community Center (1550 Maidu Drive) for Roseville residents to voice their concerns about public safety, parks, recreation and libraries. Please consider attending the meeting and signing this petition.
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