First 5 Express

About 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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People and tents at First 5 Express

Express Activities

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.

People enjoy activities at First 5 Express
  • Choose a favorite tune and karaoke to fun styles of music with your superstars.
  • 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.

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.

February 2018 Visit

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.

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First 5 Express Flyer (JPG)

First 5 Express flyer
Children enjoy an activity at First 5 Express
Children play games at First 5 Express
Children listen to a story at First 5 Express
Children have fun at First 5 Express