Hi and welcome to the new Mother Goose on the Loose Blog!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Charles Harmon from Neal-Schuman Publishers just sent me an email saying that my 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 developmenthas just sold through it's first printing and it now on it's second printing! Hooray!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Midwest Book Review had a review at http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Booktalking+Bonanza.-a0191955287 and gave our book 5 stars in their Amazon.com review!
And here's another review from:
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You will indeed be a very busy librarian if you decide to recreate all of these multimedia booktalking presentations, which incorporate music, video, and computer clips, as well as readings from multiple books. They cover topics as varied as Lightning, Immigration, and — my personal favorite — Body Parts: Missing, Extra, and Just Plain Strange. Organized in a straightforward manner, Booktalking Bonanza provides whole scripts for each multimedia booktalk, along with websites for the video and music clips suggested; each presentation provides enough material for two or three real-life booktalks. While I wouldn’t recommend this book for a beginner booktalker, it is perfect for those of us who have been around the block a few times and are looking for some new and invigorating ways to spice up our delivery. Most booktalks target a younger audience, but the authors also give ample examples of booktalks for older grade school, teens, and even adults to adapt to your situation. One plus: the authors included readings from the actual books (which many booktalking books do not suggest or recommend, but which I have found useful in capturing students’ attention) — even including page numbers from the books. I’m only sorry I haven’t had the privilege to see this team in action as they present these multimedia booktalks.
Tasha Squires is a young adult consultant for Shorewood-Troy Public Library District. Her book Library Partnerships: Making Connections Between School and Public Libraries, will be published by ITI in early 2009.
COMMENT: Selma and I will be presenting snippets from "Booktalking Bonanza" at ALA in Chicago on Sunday afternoon from 1:30 - 3:30 and we'd love to have a large audience!
Friday, Feb. 20th, 2-3pm ET
Mother Goose on the Loose
with Betsy Diamant-Cohen - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE
BACK AGAIN BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Learn about the award-winning early literacy program, Mother Goose on the Loose. After a brief review of theories of learning based on findings in brain research, hear about the structure of Mother Goose on the Loose and how it combines language, books, illustration, music, movement, drama, and creative interaction to create an optimal learning environment. Experience program songs and rhymes created by Canadian music educator, Barbara Cass-Beggs. Connect the program components with best practices for developing school readiness skills. Learn how to incorporate all this into your own early childhood programs.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Based on that, I am going to revise the original program to include many more traditional Spanish language songs from around the world. Since the Spanish spoken in different countries varies in both vocabulary and spelling, finding someone to proofread the book I am writing will be a challenge. If anyone reading this blog knows a good translator who is aware of the nuances and slight variations, and familiar with Spanish language children's songs, please let me know!
Also, if you know of any Spanish language songs that are terrific that fit in with one of the 10 sections of a standard Mother Goose on the Loose program, feel free to send your suggestion to me!
- Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen
- 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!