National P-CMG Program
AGM 2022

The National Council for the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® warmly invites you to our Annual General Meeting. Our AGM is scheduled for November 23rd, 2022, beginning at 12PM PST.

Please register for our AGM through Eventbrite, by clicking: https://nationalpcmgp-AGM2022.eventbrite.ca – you will find an option for members, and an option for non-members. The deadline for
registration is November 16, 2022.

Interested in becoming a member? Please visit our National website at: http://nationalpcmgp.ca/get-involved/memberships/

Once Upon a Time – A live CELEBRATION on Zoom

The National Council of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, and The Vermont Square Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, are excited to invite you to Once Upon a Time – a virtual
celebration of the early history and 35 years of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbqnWfVTQC4-K8UNmRMSwL6BVBw5mwF1sxpYxzlqibnAIH9g/viewform

September is National Literacy Month!

September is here and that means it’s a time for families to encourage and explore literacy together. Literacy is so much more than reading! It’s your ability to listen, speak, write and understand.

What better way to encourage literacy development, then through the power and pleasure of songs, rhymes and oral stories.

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program encourages literacy development for all ages and all stages, by:

  • Encouraging listening skills and the ability to hear the differences between sounds
  • Exposure to words and melody
  • Using a slow pace and focusing on repetition and imitation
  • ‘Turn taking’ in songs and rhymes
  • Pairing words with actions – even our little ones who can’t express themselves verbally can start to participate with some actions!
  • Rhymes and rhyming words help with phonemic awareness, which is a precursor to eventual reading!

… And so much more!

The best part about using Mother Goose songs, stories and rhymes? It offers a new way to connect with your child. It offers a new way to communicate, a new way to play, and a new way to bond with your family.

September reminds us that these magical moments should be celebrated. Songs, oral stories and rhymes are wonderfully powerful way to promote literacy.