Betsy Diamant-Cohen believes that the best way to learn is through play. She created and developed the nationally-replicated "Mother Goose on the Loose" (named a "National Early Literacy Best Practice" in 2015) program, for which she was awarded the 2018 Alexandre Vattermare Award for Creativity in Libraries. Betsy enjoys presenting training workshops, webinars, and online courses for librarians. Member of the ALSC Early Childhood Services and Programs Committee, her website is www.mgol.net and Twitter handle is @MGOtL.
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This innovative and practical kit, put together by two well-known specialists in the field of early literacy, contains everything storytime presenters for children from birth to age five and their parents or caregivers need to spread the word about school readiness skills to adult caregivers. The kit includes
- An accessible handbook with a resource section
- 105 reusable tip cards with coordinated activities
- A concise summary of important early literacy research
Ideal for program planners, this convenient resource will help you teach caregivers the developing standards by which school readiness can be achieved.
School Readiness Domains
Reaching Parents and Caregivers: Why and How
The Tip Card Facts
How to Use the Cards
A Final Word
"The cards are sturdy and can be easily incorporated into a story time session or other early childhood programme. Rather than utilising all the cards, the creators have offered seven easy steps of how to prepare your programme and choose the tips to go along with it. This makes it easy for the presenter - instead of having to memorise tips or have a book of notes, he or she have a number of tip cards ready to be utilised during the session without any bulk."
--The Australian Library Journal