For Parents

Mother GooseBeginning With Mother Goose


You may already know how important it is to read to your baby, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Beginning With Mother Goose provides you with everything you need to get started.

The Beginning With Mother Goose family activity guide, picture books and Mother Goose’s Never-Ending Tea Party CD provide you with:

  • Information on language and literacy development and how children learn.
  • Ideas on how to choose good books.
  • Suggestions for when and where to read to your child.
  • Activity, song and conversation ideas.

Growing With Mother Goose


Do you ever wonder what fun and educational things you can do with your three, four- or five-year-old? Growing With Mother Goose is full of ways to encourage children’s love of books and reading.

The Growing With Mother Goose family activity guide and picture books provide you with:
Information on language and literacy development and how children learn

  • Ideas on how to choose good books.
  • Suggestions for when and where to read to your child.
  • Ideas for activities and conversations.

Mother Goose Asks “Why?”


Mother Goose Asks “Why?” links children’s literature to science by using picture books and a family activity guide filled with projects that make learning about science fun.

Like stories, scientific investigations usually start with a question or a problem. Reading provides opportunities to identify and explore problems using the imagination, process skills of science, and tools to find solutions. And reading together encourages the sharing of ideas.

The Mother Goose Asks “Why?” family activity guide, picture books and activity kit provide:

• Information about science for young children, including the Process Skills of Science.
• Standards-based explorations for you and your child to do together.
• Ideas for making science part of your everyday lives together.


Dad ReadingYou Can Count on Mother Goose

Children learn through exploration. Exploring mathematics will help your child make sense of and find meaning in the world. You Can Count on Mother Goose provides the books and explorations for you and your child to reason, make connections, learn about numbers and shapes and solve problems.

You Can Count on Mother Goose uses picture books and explorations tied to the 10 major education standards for pre-kindergarten to grade 2 that were released in 2000 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. You Can Count on Mother Goose encourages children to explore, ask questions and to develop mathematical thinking.

The You Can Count on Mother Goose family activity guide, picture books, and activity kit provide you with:

  • Information about mathematics for young children.
  • Standards-based explorations for you and your child to do together.
  • Ideas for making math part of your everyday lives together.

Mother Goose Meets Mother Nature

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. Mother Goose Meets Mother Nature encourages this curiosity by using books and activities to enrich and extend children’s experiences with the world.

The Mother Goose Meets Mother Nature family activity guide and picture books provide you with:

• Information about environmental learning for young children.
• Hands-on explorations for you and your child to do together.
• Ideas for making learning about the environment part of your everyday lives together.


Especially for Dads

Men play an important role in young children’s lives. Whether you’re a dad, an uncle, a brother, or any other male who cares for and about a young child, you are a vital partner in the development of that child.

You may already know how important it is for there to be lots of conversations between and among adults and young children—but not know where to start. Especially for Dads provides you with everything you need to get started reading and talking together.
The Especially For Dads family activity guide and picture books provide you with:

  • Information on language and literacy development and how children learn.
  • Ideas on how to choose good books.
  • Suggestions for when and where to read to your child.
  • Ideas for activities and conversations.