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Early Literacy Programming en Español: Mother Goose on the Loose® Programs for Bilingual Learners
Betsy Diamant-Cohen
Item Number: 978-1-55570-691-3
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $72.00
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180 pages
8.5" x 11"
Softcover Book and Multimedia CD-ROM
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-691-3
Year Published: 2010

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Early Literacy Programming in Español: Mother Goose on the Loose® Programs for Bilingual Learners offers practical suggestions for finding Spanish-speaking cultural partners to help plan and present these programs and gives you all the components to make program construction easy.

This book and multimedia CD set includes lyrics, rhymes, activities, developmental tips, program aids, set-up instructions, worksheets, and bibliographies in both English and Spanish, along with valuable advice for creating a welcoming environment for non-English speaking users, and an explanation of the “80% repetition formula.” The CD includes 65 songs, a complete script along with reproducible forms and flannel board templates simplifies planning even more.

Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, award-winning creator of the widely-successful Mother Goose on the Loose® (MGOL) early literacy program, uses a combination of translated MGOL songs and traditional Spanish songs from around the world to help children develop school readiness skills and presents child development tips to the adults in their lives. She provides a complete, ready-to-use script for MGOL en Español in English and Spanish that is packed with rhymes, songs, large-motor activities, animal adventures, lullabies, and musical instrument exploration which provides all you need to joyfully engage bilingual learners in this exceptional program.

This easy-to-follow, highly practical guide is essential for any librarian serving Spanish-speaking children.
About the Author

Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is the Early Childhood Specialist at Port Discovery children's museum in Baltimore, Maryland. She developed the award-winning Mother Goose on the Loose® early literacy program, which won the Godfrey Award for excellence in public library programming, and in 2004 was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal. She earned her doctorate in communications design from the University of Baltimore and her master’s degree in library science from Rutgers. She enjoys traveling around the country to give training workshops.

"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."

"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."

"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

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