Mother Goose on the Loose in Español

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

Mother Goose on the Loose in Español

Early Literacy Programming en EspañolWe're all about early literacy at Watha T. Daniel Library. Through our children's programming, we strive to get children ready to read. It's always thrilling when a child who's been visiting the library before she could talk one day shouts out a number or word she recognizes during story time. We like to think we had a hand in that!

As our youngest patrons grow, so do we, with new programming and ways to encourage reading preparation. Spring-boarding off the hugely successful "Mother Goose on the Loose"™ program, Watha T. Daniel Library recently began offering a bilingual version, called "Disfruta y Escucha con Mamá Ganza" or "Mother Goose on the Loose in Español."

Like the traditional Mother Goose, there are rhymes, music, props and stories, except some segments are presented in Spanish as well as English.Current hit songs include:

"La Araña Pequeñita (The Eency Weency Spider)"
"Estrellita, Donde Estas (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)"
"Bate Chocolate (Stir the Chocolate)"

The Mother Goose programs are the brainchild of Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, who has been running programs for parents with children and babies since the '80s.  Even if you're not a native Spanish speaker, the program is a great introduction to the Spanish language.Join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for Mother Goose on the Loose in Español. Beginning August 2, we'll be in our new building, located at 1630 7th St. N.W.--just a couple of blocks away from our interim location.

See you soon!