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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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.

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