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Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Reviews are in

I just received an email from Neil-Schuman announcing that my book, Early Literacy Programming en Español: Mother Goose on the Loose Programs for Bilingual Learners has just been reviewed. Below are what the reviews have said. Pretty good!

"In this thoughtful and highly useful resource, Diamant-Cohen takes elements of her energetic Mother Goose on the Loose literacy programs and incorporates them with early childhood literacy strategies used with Spanish-speaking, bilingual children and their families...this is a worthy source of ideas for any librarian serving Spanish-speaking populations."
-- REFORMA, Spring/Summer 2010

"The most helpful information covers how to work within the Latino community; how to plan and present with a Spanish-speaking partner; and how to customize the book's programs to suit the individual library...Non-Spanish-speaking librarians, as well as those who speak Spanish, will benefit from this book."
-- Booklist, July 2010

"The volume is infused with enthusiasm to serve the children of Spanish-speakers. It will not only help English-speaking librarians, but also the bilingual ones to present and enjoy MGOL."
-- School Library Journal, May 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Visit us at ALA

The American Library Association is holding their annual Conference in Washington DC this weekend. Mother Goose on the Loose will have a table in the exhibit hall Stop by and visit us at booth 4064. Tell us about your lapsit programs, get a free pen, buy a CD (or two, or three), and register for our raffle!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mother Goose on the Loose at Port Discovery

On the Facebook Fan Page of Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore, there are a couple of video clips of Mother Goose on the Loose.

If you are interested in signing up for a one day workshop with continuing education credits at Simmons College on Saturday, April 17, go to:


For a workshop at Simmons with continuing education credits on Sunday, April 18 on "Preschool Storytime Revisited," visit http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/careers/continuing-education/workshops/boston.php#preschool

About Me

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Baltimore, MD, United States
Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen created the Mother Goose on the Loose ® program while working in Jerusalem in the late 1980s at the Israel Museum Youth Wing Library. She holds a doctorate in Communications Design and a Masters in Library Science. Betsy was named a 'Mover and Shaker' by Library Journal in 2004; her book, Mother Goose on the Loose : a handbook and CD-ROM kit with scripts, rhymes, songs, flannel-board patterns, and activities for promoting early childhood development was published by Neal-Schuman in 2006. Check out her Website at www.mgol.net!