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Monday, August 24, 2009

Exciting week in Indiana

I have just returned from an exciting week in Indiana! For five days, I drove up, down, and around the state presenting Mother Goose on the Loose workshops. I visited Fort Wayne, Merrillsville, Lebanon, Jeffersonville and Evansville. Some of the groups were large and some were not so big, but in each place I was greeting with Midwest warmth and enthusiasm. Indiana is a beautiful state, and the librarians there are great!

In between Jeffersonville and Evansville, it was recommended that we stop at a restaurant off the highway called "The Overlook." What a gorgeous place! Windows overlook a hairpin turn of the meandering Ohio River; there is green everywhere and the sunsets are splendid!

I'm now back in Baltimore, and a colleague just sent me a link to a wonderful article on brain research and how children learn. It is from the New York Times, written by Alison Gopnik, and can be accessed at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/opinion/16gopnik.html

Sunday, August 2, 2009

MGOL lives on...

One of my friends sent me this link to a YouTube video about Mother Goose on the Loose at the Enoch Pratt Library. Even though I have left Pratt and am now working at Port Discovery, it's great to see the people I trained running such an enthusiastic program.


An article about Rachel MacNeilly's program in the San Francisco area,


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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!