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Monday, April 13, 2009

Workshop in Kennewick, Washington!

Mother Goose on the Loose Workshop

Saturday, May 30
9am to 4pm

Mid-Columbia Libraries
Kennewick Branch
1620 S. Union St.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning early-literacy program for
children from birth to age three. It combines music, movement, visual
literacy, language development to help children get ready to read. Even
more important, it helps young children get ready for school by learning
how to focus and concentrate, learning social skills like taking turns,
learning how to express emotions, and developing a love for learning that
will ensure their success throughout their school experiences.

Cost is $35 includes lunch and “5 STARS Hours”

For Registration Call: Child Care Resource & Referral (509) 545-6145

Catholic Family and Child Service: MidColumbia Libraries:
Diocese of Yakima Grow your mind

Friday, April 3, 2009

New program in South Carolina

Check out this article from South Carolina now. It's great to see the training put into immediate action!

And here is a post from the South Carolina library listserv:

From: Forum for SC Public Library Children's Services Staff
[mailto:CHILDLIB-L@LISTSERV.SCSL.STATE.SC.US] On Behalf Of Deann McManus
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: [CHILDLIB-L] Mother Goose on the Loose

I started doing MGOL for my Toddler program the next Thursday. I just did my third one yesterday. It's been a huge hit with the 3 and under crowd. Even the grandparents like the knee bounces! And the parents have started inviting friends. Last fall I had 3 for my toddler program on a great week. Now I'm averaging 7. Of course, our new building has contributed to the growth, but I KNOW that the MGOL program will bring more patrons in.

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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!