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Mother Goose on the Loose, Updated!
Betsy Diamant-Cohen
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1646-9
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $59.99
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304 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 9780838916469
Year Published: 2018
AP Categories: A, C

This title will be available Spring 2018. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.

Named an “outstanding resource” in a starred review by Library Journal, Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) incorporates books, rhymes, fingerplays, flannelboards, music, dance, and child-parent interaction into dynamic programs that bring whole families into the library. Her research-based approach to helping young children learn has made Diamant-Cohen’s book a best-seller, and now she’s revised and updated it to include additional research, information, and tips. Filled with ready-to-use plans and activities that build motor, music, social, emotional, and pre-literacy skills in infants and toddlers, this resource includes
  • planning and scheduling sheets for implementing the program;
  • guidance on designing new MGOL sessions, plus five MGOL programs with complete scripts and instructions, easily adaptable as needed;
  • suggestions for incorporating digital media such as tablets;
  • tips for communicating with parents, library administrators, and stakeholders;
  • research findings on the learning process for infants and toddlers, including the importance of repetition, ritual, play, reading, movement, and music; and
  • links to additional online resources such as music, sample participant surveys, and promotional tools.
Librarians, educators, and caregivers across the country have already found MGOL easy to learn and easy to present, and so will you!

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