Hello! Welcome to the Vigo County Public Library Mother Goose on the Loose page!

My name is Mother Goose Dora. I’m the MGOL facilitator at the VCPL.

Here you will find suggested books, rhymes, and tips on getting kids ready so they can succeed in school and in life!

As most of you know, “Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning early-literacy program for children from birth to age 3 with their parents or caregivers.

Created by Mother Goose on the Loose Executive Director, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen.”

This wonderful program is available to childcare providers in Vigo County and at the Vigo County Public Library.

Tip: Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep. You can find more info about that here:  http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/35929/

Cover of Pete the CatYou can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9GRHNE1vI4

Free song download here: http://www.harpercollins.com/childrens/feature/petethecat

Rhymes are important! Such as:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Suggested finger plays for rhymes are available here: http://www.mgol.net/resources/nursery-rhymes/

Tumble Books Suggestions: Diary of a Fly http://www.tumblebooks.com/syndication/excite/diary-of-fly_new.swf

This is a great resource that will read a book to your child. The words light up in red as they are being read so your child can read along as they listen.

Mother Goose on the Loose