Conference Proceeding: Mother Goose and the Jewish Library

What is Mother Goose doing in a synagogue or JCC library? The Mother
Goose Program, presented to families with infants and toddlers, at Congregation Beth
Am, Los Altos Hills, CA, was modeled after a program in the Sunnyvale Public Library.
An important component of young children’s language development includes rhymes,
songs, finger plays and stories. The purpose of the Mother Goose Program at Beth Am
was to welcome young families to the synagogue, provide opportunities for them to meet
and form relationships with other Jewish families, provide Jewish language development
activities and introduce young families to the resources of the Beth Am Library. The
presentation at AJL 2007 will cover the following: Why a Mother Goose Program in a
synagogue or JCC Library? Who is the target audience?
How to present the program Sample resources: Rhymes, songs, finger plays, books, audio