Selected Articles about Mother Goose on the Loose:

Betsy Diamant-Cohen was selected as the winner of the 2018 Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries in  in recognition of her work as the creator and Executive Director of the early literacy program, Mother Goose on the Loose. The award jury was impressed by the success and growth of Mother Goose on the Loose as Diamant-Cohen has expanded it to reach families from all walks of life. Given annually by Library Juice Press, the Vattemare Award recognizes contributions in the LIS field that are marked by originality, creative energy, and novel combinations of ideas. The primary consideration in
selecting the awardee is their creation of new possibilities for libraries and library workers.

Mother Goose in the NICU: Support for the Neediest Infants and Their Families,” an article jointly written by Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Susan Sonnenschein, Dawn Sacks, Summer Rosswog, and Brenda Hussey-Gardner was published in Children and Libraries magazine in Spring 2018.

The Every Child Ready to Read Evaluation Report (Bringing Literacy Home: An Evaluation of the Every Child Ready to Read Program) highlights Mother Goose on the Loose,  on pages 33, 35-37.  While the report does not mention MGOL by name, it is clearly a MGOL program and the library quoted, Jenna, is a seasoned MGOL presenter. November, 2017

Nebraska librarian bases her storytime program on Transforming Preschool Storytime – August 2017

Diversity Through International Youth Literature- Winter 2016.

Digital Media and Young Children- Summer 2016.

The University of Maryland Medical Center created a video to highlight the new Mother Goose on the Loose Goslings program, developed by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen and presented to NICU families by members of Port Discovery Children’s Museum Education Team.

In an interview with The Hechinger Report, Lisa Guernsey, director of New America’s early education initiative and of its learning technologies project, mentions the Mother Goose on the Loose app.

A recent report, “Brain-Building Powerhouses: How Museums and Libraries Can Strengthen Executive Function Life Skills” highlights Mother Goose on the Loose  (see page 10). (PDF format)

School Library Journal talks about MGOL in a July, 2014 article called “Why Music Matters.”

MGOL named a “National Early Literacy Best Practice.” (PDF format)

“Mother Goose on the Loose – The Most Successful Program at the Library”

Betsy Diamant-Cohen receives ASLCA Leadership and Professional Development Award for creating and promoting Mother Goose on the Loose.

Photos from the Vigo County Public Library of their MGOL program. They have a Mother Goose on the Loose mobile that travels to local home daycares and schools, bringing the program to children of all ages in a wide variety of settings outside of the library.

The first report back on the FREE MGOL app!

iTunes Preview of MGOL app

MGOL app named a “best new app” by iTunes

Review of the Mother Goose on the Loose Felboard App

Flannel Friday: A blog with great rhymes and flannel suggestions as well! 

Baltimore’s Child The Goose with Baltimore Roots An Early Childhood Program Continues to Spread Its Wings

Read about the influence MGOL has had on the early literacy programs taking place in all of the public schools in Oklahoma City.

Early Literacy Workshops in Oklahoma involve multiple trainings

Mother Goose on the Loose at Mentor Public Library

OPAT (Oklahoma Parents as Teachers) is a free home visitation program for parents and children who live in Putnam City. Through it, MGOL is being offered at more than 50 elementary schools in Oklahoma City, and parents with children from birth to age 5 are being served.

Mother Goose on the Loose takes place in a LEAAP Center in Brazil, Indiana! – Feb. 29, 2012

Mother Goose Flies Again – in Mountain Democrat, California’s Oldest Newspaper, Feb. 25, 2012

Baby Storytime–Bells and Scarves – LibErin

Choosing Books After a MGOL Program Post Tribune, Feb. 21,2 2012

Giving Thoughtfully in Tough Times, Lincoln News Messenger, Jan. 26, 2012

Haney, Powell, Take New Positions in Oconee County Public Library System, Independent Mail, South Carolina, Jan. 25, 2012

Five Things You Need to Know Today, Martha’s Vineyard Patch, Jan. 20, 2012

Libary Holds Story time, Ohio Valley, Jan. 19, 2012

Mother Goose Stays With Friends, Jan. 4, 2012


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