Here is our summer newsletter, full of wonderful verses and stories, along with inspiring examples of how people are overcoming the limitations of isolation and continuing to support families to experience the joys of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program. Enjoy (hopefully in your sunlit yard or balcony)!
Natalie Leslie, of the Early Childhood Family and Resource Centre of Westmorland-Albert Inc. in Moncton, New Brunswick, reported to us recently: “I did my first Facebook Live Baby Goose this week. With the help of my 10 year old daughter!”
Check out her video for a great example of the innovation and resourcefulness that so many providers of Parent-Child Mother Goose programs across the country are showing as you continue to find ways to engage families throughout this crisis. Way to go Natalie!
Greetings from The Newfoundland and Labrador Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, Incorporated. We are hoping that everyone is staying well and enjoying life at home. We are continuing to connect with families and encouraging them to stay connected with their children by using rhymes and songs and stories within their own households. With the uncertain times we have all become creative. And we are learning a lot about technology in the process.
In St. John’s, we are using Zoom and Facebook to host two regular weekly sessions with participation from families, whereby we are doing a new rhyme and a song and/or story for the families and allowing families to request favourites.
In addition, we are recording two sessions per week (without participants) that we are posting on our participant Facebook Page. One of the childcare staff that works with our program has committed to doing some craft activities and she is going to post them on the Facebook Page.
Elsewhere in the province, three Family Resource Centres have connected with us to let us know that they are continuing to support families as we are through Facebook and Zoom meetings.