Early Literacy Programming en Espanol

Mother Goose on the Loose Programs for Bilingual Learners (Spanish Edition)
Diamant-Cohen has developed this manual to encourage librarians to present Spanish-language MGOL programs. Taking into consideration the enormous need to provide these programs to young English learners whose parents speak Spanish at home, and the shortage of bilingual children's librarians working in facilities that serve Latino communities, the author proposes recruiting community partners fluent in Spanish who will be trained by the children's librarian and will copresent the sessions. Five parts cover the basics on how to run the program successfully. The manual is complemented with illustrations that can be replicated and used as flannel-board figures; bibliographies, worksheets, and a CD with instructions; nursery rhymes in English and Spanish; and graphics and templates of documents. This volume is infused with enthusiasm to serve the children of Spanish-speakers. It will not only help English-speaking librarians, but also the bilingual ones to present and enjoy MGOL.—Freda Mosquera, Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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