Parent-Child Mother Goose Program in Canada
This is the organisation that first developed, and continues to run and support, the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program in Canada.
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program in Canada maintains three rich repositories of research, articles and other resources that are constantly being updated:
Lullaby: The first steps
A public Facebook group supporting Marie van Gend's wonderful podcast of the same title, in each episode of which Marie slowly and gently teaches a lullaby suitable for singing to a baby. Marie supplements her teaching with helpful, practical tips about lullaby singing, and information about the role of singing lullabies in promoting an infant's early well-being. Highly recommended.
A book of traditional Australian Aboriginal stories, available for purchase.
SurLaLune Fairy Tales
Features 49 annotated fairy tales available for purchase, plus numerous eBooks that include folktales and fairy tales from around the world.
Articles and stories by storytellers for storytellers.
Stories to Grow By
Collection of over 100 free short multicultural stories featuring fairy tales, folk tales, legends and historical fictions.
The Baldwin Online Children's Literature Project
A free online repository of nearly 2,000 stories, many of them folk and fairy tales. The site is indexed by grade level, genre (including fables, fairy tales, and legends), book title, and other categories.
Folklinks Folk and Fairy-tale Sites
Contains links to many folk and fairytale sites.
Healing Story Alliance
Explores and promotes the use of storytelling in healing. Story categories include:
Two children’s librarians created this online library of stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children. Many can be viewed as videoclips.
Stories to Tell to Children: Fifty-One Stories With Some Suggestions for Telling
A free online collection of 51 stories suitable for children, together with some notes on how to tell them effectively.
Thirty-nine rhymes and songs with a food theme
From the compilers of Jbrary, who not only demonstrate the material, but also speak about ways to use each rhyme or song, and touch on the benefits of singing with young children.
Nursery Rhymes and Bedtime Stories for Kids
This web pages has links to many online repositories of rhymes and stories, including this comprehensive, alphabetical listing of rhymes from NurseryRhymes.org.
Fairy Tales and Bedtime Stories
A repository of 15 traditional 'classic' children's stories such as The Princess and the Pea and The Frog King, including a one or two sentence synopsis of each.
Well known figures like Oprah Winfrey and Al Gore read contemporary children's books aloud in videos typically 10 - 12 minutes long. Each story comes with a detailed synopsis. For a charming example, check out Mice Twice.
raisingchildren.net.au: the Australian parenting website
A website for Australian mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else who has responsibility for the care of children. The site aims to meet the information needs of people looking for assistance with particular problems or issues, and those who want to explore modern thinking on the care of children.
A Guide to Serve and Return: How Your Interaction with Children Can Build Brains
A collection of resources, including a series of excellent 5 minute videos, from Centre of the Developing Child, Harvard University, that use the metaphor of the 'serve and return' in tennis to illustrate how parents or caregivers can best interact with young children at any moment in a way that will best serve their development. We think the video on this page is particularly apt — and needless to say, we see the approach shown here as being highly consistent with the Parent-Child Mother Goose way.
From the same Centre come these Caregiver Handouts: Games and Activities that Build Brains and Executive Function Skills, including six separate, age-appropriate handouts for children aged between six months and three years. It's fascinating to see how many of these suggested games and activities we have regularly incorporated for decades in Parent-Child Mother Goose.