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Mother Goose on the Loose

Location: Boston
$195 (Simmons SLIS Alumni Price $155)
June 7, 2014, 9:00am - 3:30pm - PDPs: 5 Canceled

After a brief review of theories of learning based on findings in brain research, you will participate in a hands-on program! Hear about the structure of Mother Goose on the Loose and how it combines language, books, illustration, music, movement, drama, and creative interaction to create an optimal learning environment. Experience program songs and rhymes created by Canadian music educator, Barbara Cass-Beggs. Connect the program components with best practices for developing school readiness skills. Make flannel board pieces to keep. Learn how to incorporate all this into your own early childhood programs with a step-by-step guide to planning and executing your program.

Betsy Diamant-Cohen: Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, creator of Mother Goose on the Loose ®, was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal in 2004. Author of four books for children's librarians, she has had experience working in libraries in the US and abroad for more than 25 years . She travels around the country presenting training workshops for librarians, offers a telephone courses for the Ontario Library Association, and has spoken at numerous conferences.

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