First 5 Express
The First 5 Express is a bilingual children’s activity center that travels across California to inspire families to understand the importance of a child’s earliest years and the positive impact they can have on brain development through talking, reading, and singing.
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First 5 Express activities are designed especially for children ages 0 to 5 to help stimulate early brain development – but the fun doesn’t stop there! Parents benefit from new ideas that inspire early learning and positive behaviors at home and beyond.
Grab a book and kid-friendly musical instrument for story and music time.
Pick a color and draw your favorite picture at our coloring stations.
Spin the “Sing-Along” wheel and see how well your family can sing a nursery rhyme favorite.
Choose a favorite tune and karaoke to fun styles of music with your super stars.
Remember to take pictures and share your experience with us on social media using #talkreadsing!
Find out how the First 5 Express educational activities and parenting resources are preparing kids for school – and life!
The First 5 Express may be making a stop near you soon! Check out our calendar for dates and more information. We update our tour schedule regularly, so check back often for updates.
The First 5 Express visited Mariposa County in February 2018 and was at Lake Don Pedro Preschool and the Mariposa County Library. A good time was had by all.
Read about their visit:
2-2018 Lake Don Pedro Building Blocks Preschool (pdf)
2-2018 Mariposa County Library (pdf)
Here are some photos from that visit: