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Due to COVID-19, Mother Goose on the Loose began offering Webinars in place of in-person trainings. These have been so successful that they will continued to be offered even when travel is safe. Underlying each webinar is the MGOL philosophy.  

Each webinar has interactive components, can be offered on a Zoom platform, and comes with printed resource pages. 

 

Ready-to-go Webinars

  Flannel Board Fun  
Learn different ways to use flannel boards and felt pieces to engage children and adults of all ages, to direct attention and build skills. 
     
 

Virtual and In-Person Programming for Infants: What, Why, and How?

Explores why programs for infants are essential, examines criteria for choosing age-appropriate books and props, explores new ways to use traditional props, and highlights recommended activities. 

     
 

Scarves: Songs and Activities 

Benefits of using colored scarves and musical instruments with young children are paired with activities that can be easily adapted for in-person or virtual storytimes

     
 

Play Your Way to Literacy (& STEM)

Learning through play and hands-on experiences builds not just literacy skills, but social, emotional, and STEM skills as well!

     
 

Storytime 101 

Learn the basics of storytime and explore ways to improve upon the traditional model.

     
 

Learning to Talk Each Other’s Language: Children’s Librarians and Child Care Providers

Growing numbers of childcare providers are required to use the Boston Basics  (or state-specific adapted versions of the Basics) in their curriculum. Learn what these are and how to incorporate them into your trainings.

 

Delivering Ready to Read Workshops: Making Presentations for Early Childhood Educators Relevant and Fun

ALSC competencies now include trainings for early childhood educators; this webinar shares materials and techniques to help libraries prepare and present.

     
 

Using Brain Research, Flannel Boards, & Storytime Props to Help Children Build Early Literacy Skills

     
 

Growing Early Literacy Skills Through Books

Explore different ways to build early literacy skills with books, in addition to simply reading them aloud. Learn how to easily share these tips and activities with child care providers.

     
 

Growing Early Literacy Skills Through Songs & Rhymes

Explore different ways to build early literacy skills with songs and rhymes. Learn how to easily share these tips and activities with child care providers during your trainings.

     
     

 

Responses to Webinars:

“This was one of the best virtual webinars that I have taken. I have watched so many YouTube programs about flannels and never received the information that I needed.

Thank you very much and I wish it could be done again. Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen  is exceptional and actually shared ideas with us instead of just talking.”

Catherine Barretta, Children’s librarian, Bryant Library, Roslyn NY
 

“I just want to say that I can listen to Dr. Diamant-Cohen all day long… she’s great!”
– Participant, Four County Library System, NY

 

The following four part online series is similar to a MGOL in-person workshop

 

1. Literacy Basics

How does Mother Goose on the Loose strengthen early literacy skills and support the development of the WHOLE child? Find out here!

     
 

2. Using Props in Programs

Since the best way to learn is by doing, incorporating props into programs expands fun and learning opportunities.

     
 

3. Programming for Parents with Infants and Babies

Knowing what early parenthood entails helps librarians create environments that are just as nurturing for parents as for their infants. Learn how these programs can be presented on-site or virtually, identify popular elements to include, explore recommended activities and practice developmental tips.

     
 

4. Using the MGOL Method to Create High Quality, Early Literacy Programs

Specific components define MGOL. Learn what those are, and explore ways that they can be adapted to fit your talents and presentation style.

     

Prices:

  • 1 hour ready-to-go webinar – $1,000
  • 1 1/2 hour ready-to-go webinars – $1,500
  • 2 hour ready-to-go webinars – $2,000
  • Creating a new webinar – $1,500

To book a webinar, send an email to info@mgol.org  or call 443-928-3915 for more information.

 

Coming soon:

Knee Bounces: How, What and Why?   Learn the history behind knee bounces and their benefits along with lots of knee bounces to add to your baby programs. 
     
Fantastic Fingerplays   Getting tired of the same old fingerplays? Share your favorites and learn new ones to add to your repertoire!
     
Developing math skills through songs and rhymes   Gain new tips and tricks for building children’s math skills through early literacy programs.
     
Ring Your Bells!   Find new resources for using bells in programs, purchasing bells, and sharing their benefits with parents and caregivers.
     
Tap Your Sticks and More   Rhythm sticks can do more than tap to the beat! Find out new ways to use them.
     
Shake Your Shakers!   Encourage movement while shaking to the beat. Try out activities and discover all the skills they build.
     
Freeze Games for Fun   Using freeze games help children practice listening, paying attention, following directions and stopping. It also shows parents fun ways to help their children practice self-regulation. 
     
The Language of the Lullaby   Lullabies relax parents as well as babies. Increase your repertoire and discover new ways to incorporate them into your programs.
     
Playing with Opposites   Explore multiple playful ways to expose children to the concept of opposites.
     
All About Humpty   Who is Humpty Dumpty and how can he enrich your programs? Find out in this webinar!