Mother Goose Spotted

Northeast Library

Mother Goose Spotted

By Karen Towles

If you did not get a chance to see Mother Goose at the opening of the New Benning Neighborhood Library, don’t fret; she will be making an appearance at Northeast Library on May 1. This visit will be during the ever popular family program, “Music and Movement,” which takes place every first Saturday at 10 a.m. Rhymes, like music, facilitate the development of a child’s phonological awareness. What better way to start developing reading readiness skills than with Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

May 1 was designated as Mother Goose Day. Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in tandem with the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature. The day is now listed in many calendars of events and celebrated throughout the United States. It has a particular appeal to kindergarten, primary grades and libraries.

You may wonder who this Mother Goose is -- hint: look on the top banner of the DC Library Web site.  I do believe in "The right book, for the right person, at the right time."

--By Karen Towles

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