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Your Library Stories: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon

VPL Mother Goose graduates, Hannah and Lexi, enjoying a book together at the Central Library.

Books, bonding, and building early literacy skills

One of her favourite songs is Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon, and for Lexi Wu it’s sure to bring a smile to her face.

It’s not just a song, though – it’s an important way that Lexi’s parents, Hannah and Steve, connect with their little one and help build important early literacy skills.

When Lexi was born prematurely, her parents were referred to VPL’s Mother Goose program, a special offering that supports parents to use rhymes, songs and stories, often in their first language, in nurturing language development.

At the program, Hannah found a warm and supportive environment where she could meet with other moms with premature babies and engage with Lexi.

“The library is a wonderful resource and something Lexi always looks forward to. Every time we drive by a library, she’ll see the logo and shout out ‘library!’”

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