Get Ready for Baby!

The illustration depicts Mother Goose in a beige shirt and green spotted pants, with a yellow scarf and green shoes, riding on the back of a flying white goose while holding a yellow chick, hatched and sitting in a half-shell. in the crook of her arm.

By Sylvia H.

Preparing for a new baby is one of the most exciting things a growing family experiences! We are pleased to be part of the anticipation with our new Hatchlings: Ready to Hatch program, a FREE interactive early literacy program geared to expectant families complete with songs, fun activities, and freebies.

Shopping for cute baby clothes and picking out an all-terrain stroller may be necessary (and so much fun!), but it’s also important to prepare for baby-to-be’s development. Babies introduced early to books and reading become children who perform better in school. Reciting nursery rhymes and singing songs helps your baby get ready to learn to read. Finally, reading and singing help with baby’s brain and language development. We’ll introduce families to all these concepts in these interactive sessions.

Two sessions remain:

  • Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 pm with The Family Institute at the Howard County Office of Children and Families (Click on “Family Institute Workshops”)
  • Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 am at the East Columbia Branch

Are you or someone you know expecting? Register today and join us!

Hatchlings is a pilot with the Maryland State Library based on the Mother Goose on the Loose program.

Sylvia is a Children’s Instructor and Research Specialist at the Miller Branch. She enjoys crafting, listening to audiobooks, naps, and walks with her dogs in 75 degree-ish weather.