Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs for Infants and Families to Weekly Youth Activities
To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!
Mother Goose Time - for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take place on Tuesdays, from 10:15 to 10:45 am. This activity provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities -- including simple sign language, folksongs and lullabies, and finger plays -- that are especially designed to stimulate babies’ social, emotional, and physical development through rhythm and music. Attendance is limited and registration is required.
Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.
Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.
Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.
January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
- January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.
In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.
January 4 and 5 – Colors
- January 11 and 12 – Monkeys
- January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals
- January 25 and 26 – Dance Party
Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”
“Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.
“After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday,January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.
These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).
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