Mother Goose helps parents strengthen bond with children

A commitment of a mere hour a week can enhance your relationship with your child.

The Parent-Child Mother Goose program at Delta libraries shares traditional rhymes, songs and stories as tools to strengthen the bond between parent and child, newborn to 15 months.

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This established program helps parents gain confidence while their child develops language, cognitive and social skills.

An added benefit is the opportunity for the adults, over snacks, to build a network of friendships and support.

Parents that would like to take part in this free inter-active program are asked to contact their local library to register.

The program is offered at the following times and locations:

. Mondays at 10: 30 a.m., from Jan. 7 to March 18, at the George Mackie Library in North Delta. Call 604594-8155 to register.

. Fridays at 12: 30 p.m., from Jan. 11 to March 15, at the Ladner Early Childhood Development Hub, 205-5000 Bridge St. Call the Ladner Pioneer Library at 604-946-6215 to register.

. Fridays at 10 a.m., from Jan. 11 to March 15, at the Tsawwassen Library. Call 604-943-2271 to register.

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