First THings First Arizona



Yuma Girl Scouts Goldsmith Building

The Learning Pad

Yuma Parks & Recreation Department

San Luis Branch Library 

Arizona Western College


Somerton Cesar Chavez Foundation


Yuma PBS KIDS Library Corners

Program Interview



Workshop Resources! (Please click on number of workshop)

  • Designed for parents & caregivers of children ages 0 to 5 years old
  • Childcare Provided for 5 & under
  • Healthy Snacks Included
  • Books & Other Resources (DVDS, etc) provided FREE
  • Community & Adult Literacy Resources Incorporated


  News & Announcements for the Yuma Early Literacy Project

Workshop Registration is Open! Space is limited to 25 participants per location. Select your location below and click to register or call 855-818-6613 to register.

Walk-Ins Welcome!

  • Somerton Library 
    240 W Canal St
    Somerton, AZ 85350
    Tuesday & Thursday 
    4:000 pm to 6:00 pm
    June 7,9,14,16,21, and 23rd 2016

  • Yuma Main Library 
    2951 South 21st Drive
    Yuma, AZ 85364 
    Coming Fall 2016

  • Crane Elementary School District series 

*Custom workshop series for host locations and organizations.

First Things First partners with parents and families to help all kids stay healthy and be ready to succeed in school. The mission of First Things First, its programs, services, and funding helps this happen.



What are They Thinking? Understanding Your Child’s Brain Development

  • Learn about the fantastic changes taking place in your child’s brain,
  • Understand the importance of early attachment in brain development,
  • Test your own “M” space, and learn how to stimulate the brain by building a ball maze with recycled items at home.

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A Picture Book is Worth a Thousand Words!

  • Learn strategies for becoming a master story teller, Ten Facts Parents Should Know about Reading, and how to locate the perfect picture book in the PBS Parents Book Finder.
  • Explore helpful hints, activities, and extended projects from Between the Lions to increase your child’s interest and comprehension.
  • This workshop focuses on using storytelling to develop a child's language and literacy skills.

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I Spy Through Elmo’s Eyes…Literacy Around the House!

  • This workshop focuses on typical early language and emergent literacy skills through a print-rich, literacy-rich environment.
  • Recommendations from the award winning show Between the Lions will be shared.
  • See how easy it is to create inexpensive, print rich crafts and activities.

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Unlock the PBS Literacy Treasure Chest - Activities to Promote Healthy Habits, Language Development and Parent Advocacy

  • Did you know that poetry and music encourage language development by teaching rhyming skills?
  • Join a poetry club and practice for a concert with Savannah’s friends by visiting online resources such as Arthur, Fizzy’s Lunch LabSesame Street’s Food for Thought and Mama Mirabelle.
  • See the language benefits of incorporating homemade musical instruments, phonetic games, and nursery rhymes into your child’s early learning experiences.

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Discovering Literacy Using Media

  • In this workshop we will explore ways to make TV and other media a healthy part of early childhood.
  • Explores how to select appropriate media and make it into an educational experience.
  • In addition, explore tips on how to withstand the pressures of TV advertisements, organize a screen time log and create an origami Clifford.

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Traveling the World-Wide Web – Seatbelt Buckled but No Passport Required!

  • Explore tips and learn what you can do to make sure your kids are cyber safe.
  • PBS Kids Island provides free reading games and activities for children, parents and caregivers.
  • This research-based program guides children through eight different literacy-building levels in which each level builds on the next.

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