VT Center for the Book & Mother Goose Programs


Vermont Center for the Book disseminates a wide variety of its Mother Goose Programs™ to increase children’s knowledge, school readiness, success and self-esteem by building the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents, librarians and educators. These professional development programs provide adults with picture books, guides, materials and training, transforming reading with children into multidimensional and powerful learning experiences.


Have you always wanted to incorporate math and science into your library programming and resources? What's the BIG Idea?™ will help you make math and science connections to the programs you're already doing with young children and their families. It will help you bring science and mathematics content, skills and processes to almost any interaction you have with them.

With What's the BIG Idea?™ you will:

• Increase the number of children attending your programs
• Get children excited about math and science
• Use hands-on activities to make books come alive
• Meet national and local education standards
• Have fun!

Children learn math and science by doing math and science. They need to ask questions, have discussions, explore using a variety of materials, collect data and talk about what they're doing. Picture books are a powerful tool to help introduce children to math and science. Make your story hours come alive with math and science activities for young children and their families.



The Red Clover Award promotes the reading and discussion of the best of contemporary picture books in nearly all of Vermont's elementary schools. Each year over 20,000 K-4 students read, or have read to them, the ten nominated books.

The 2011 Red Clover Award conference will take place on Wednesday, October 5 with keynote speaker Mona Kerby, author of last year's award winner, Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch.

The Red Clover Award is co-sponsored by the Vermont Center for the Book / Mother Goose Programs, Windham County Reads and the Vermont Departments of Education and Libraries. Funding has been provided in part by the Windham Foundation.




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