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Articles about Mother Goose on the Loose:

“Mother Goose on the Loose: Applying Brain Research to Early Childhood Programs in the Public Library”

This article, published in the January/February 2004 issue of Public Libraries, Volume 43, Number 1, won Public Libraries' first prize as the best feature article of 2004. It was written by Betsy Diamant-Cohen.

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"Make Way for Dendrites"

In April 2003, Ellen Riordan - Pratt's Coordinator of Children's Services, Regina Wade - Assistant Coordinator of Children's Services, and Betsy Diamant-Cohen attended the Learning and the Brain TM conference in Cambridge, MA, where neuroscientists and educators shared findings in the field of brain research and discussed ways in which they could best be applied to children in learning situations. Ellen, Betsy, and Regina attended different sessions and met together afterward to discuss ways in which the findings could be translated into practical ideas for public library programming.

Betsy, Ellen, and Regina also wrote an article summarizing what they had learned at the conference and how it could be applied to children's librarianship which was eventually published in the Spring 2004 issue of Children and Libraries as “Make Way for Dendrites: How Brain Research Can Impact Children’s Programming.”

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"Promoting Visual Literacy Using the Mother Goose on the Loose Program"

Co-authored with Dorothy Valakos, this article details a collaboration between the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Originally published in Public Libraries 46:2, March/April, 2007. Permission to post on this Web site granted by the American Library Association.

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"What Do You Do, Dear? What Do You Say Dear? "

Co-authored with Maureen Farley, this article gives practical advice regarding ways to make informal conversation with caregivers and children.

Originally published in the Winter 2007 issue of Children and Libraries 2007. Permission to post on this Web site granted.

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"How Nursery Rhymes Boost Your Baby's Brain"

This online article by Rebecca Klein gives five tips for activities parents can do with their children at home, based on THE MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE program.

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"Mother Goose on the Loose"

Hear what parents have to say about the weekly Mother Goose on the Loose programs at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.

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