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Mother Goose on the Loose

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Old Mother Goose,
When she wanted to wander,
Would fly through the air
On her very fine gander.

Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) is a thirty minute nursery rhyme program for children from birth to age 2. Some of the benefits of the MGOL program: aids speech development, motor coordination develops attention span, exposure to musical instruments, encourages a love of books and book illustration.

Mother Goose on the Loose was developed by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, combining principles of library programming with Barbara Cass-Beggs’ "Listen, Like, Learn" method for teaching music to young children.

"Songs and music helps children with rhythm and breaking words into syllables. Rhyming is one way that children learn to hear that words are made up of smaller parts. This helps them when they later try to sound out words to read."

Each thirty minute session consists of:

  1. Welcoming comments
  2. Opening rhymes and reads
  3. Body rhymes
  4. Drum sequence
  5. Standing-up activities
  6. Animals!
  7. Musical instruments and props
  8. Lullabies
  9. Interactive rhymes
  10. Closing section

"Children who are read to 3 times a week or more do much better in later development than children who are read to less than 3 times a week."

Join Miss Sascha and Daisy the dog for a half-hour of fun that will put your child on the path to reading, learning and loving language.

Sascha Gardiner January 10, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Important update! Mother Goose will begin again next Wednesday! I apologize for failing to update the calendar. Today we will have Storytime at Old Stone Church at 11 a.m. for children 3 & up...more details to follow!
Julie Weisberg (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Thank you for the update, Miss Sascha!!

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