For parents, every moment can be a teaching moment between you and your child birth to age five. Finding ways to incorporate rhymes, games, and play into your everyday routine cannot only be beneficial to your little one's development, but also rewarding for you.
Don't know where to begin? The Biloxi Excel by 5 coalition can help. Just visit their Family Resource Center at Lopez Elementary on St. John Avenue in Biloxi. The center has several age-appropriate rooms for parents and their children to interact. It also offers a toy-lending library in which parents can check out books and toys.
Biloxi Excel by 5 also hosts family friendly events each month. The next event is November 3rd, from 6 – 7pm at the Biloxi Family Resource Center. The "Grow Smart" series will teach the importance of sounds and symbols to reading. Then, December 10th, families are invited to "come Learn with Santa" at the resource center.
Pascagoula, Moss Point and Petal are also Excel by 5 certified communities that offer similar services. Click here to learn more about those coalitions. Hancock and Stone Counties have just launched efforts to become the next south Mississippi communities to become Excel by 5 Certified.
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