Welcome to Mother Goose on the Loose, a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Learn More


Mother Goose on the Loose is a proven method for planning and presenting programs that focuses on the WHOLE CHILD and incorporates research-based theories of learning, music, puppets, picture books, nursery rhymes, art, play, and language.

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Mother Goose on the Loose offers workshops with information about baby brain development and school readiness, as well as a hands-on Mother Goose on the Loose session.

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“Betsy Diamant-Cohen’s Mother Goose on the Loose training was the most transformational workshop for our staff at the San Francisco Public Library.”

Christy Estrovitz, Early Literacy Specialist,
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, CA

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MGOL during COVID-19


Once again, children’s librarians have used their wonderful creative abilities to serve children and families, even amidst this health crisis. Since families cannot come to the library for MGOL programs, the librarians are bringing the programs to them!

For these uncertain times, I have created a new page on my website: MGOL at Home. There, you can link to many of the MGOL programs taking place online for children around the country. You can also see first hand how MGOL can be easily modified to fit the talents and interests of the facilitator. You will recognize the program, but see how widely it can vary!

Here is just one of many MGOL programs at home, done by Tara at the Cedar Rapids Public Library in Iowa.