Patterns and Nursery Rhymes

Yale University has been doing interesting research on babies’ memories. They’ve found that babies’ brains use “general patterns to help them understand and predict the surrounding environment.” This includes patterns of sounds that make up the words in a language. Nursery rhymes are full of sound patterns. Perhaps that is why they are such a powerful learning vehicle for our youngest children….

About Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen

A renowned national speaker and accomplished author, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is best known as the creator of Mother Goose on the Loose, an award-winning early literacy program. Her charismatic presentations always include an easily-understandable combination of research and practice. Recognized by the ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award for “revolutionizing the way librarians work with children from birth to age 3” and the 2018 Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries, Betsy’s passion is for helping children and the adults in their lives be the best they can be while sparking a love of reading.