At quick glance, the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a wonderful gathering of parents / caregivers and their children participating in rhymes, songs and stories. However, this Program provides much more than a favorite tune or helpful rhyme. The pleasure and power of the program allows for parents / caregivers to gain skills and confidence towards positive parenting interaction, and healthy early language and communication experiences.
A number of studies have been published showing various aspects of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® as beneficial in areas of parent attachment, early language and communication, social-emotional development and parent stress among other points. Evidence based publications listed below are of studies conducted to better understand the benefits of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® in all it's simplicity.
Ling, D.S., Tibbetts, G. and Scharfe, E., 2017. Once Upon a Time: Lessons Learned from the Benefits of Parent-Child Mother Goose. Child Welfare, 95(2).http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Daphne_2017_Once_Upon_a_Time.pdf
Terrett, G., White, R. and Spreckley, M., 2013. A preliminary evaluation of the Parent–Child Mother Goose Program in relation to children’s language and parenting stress. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 11(1), pp.16-26. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258134459_A_preliminary_evaluation_of_the_Parent-Child_Mother_Goose_Program_in_relation_to_children%27s_language_and_parenting_stress
Scharfe, E., 2011. Benefits of Mother Goose: Influence of a community-based program on parent-child attachment relationships in typical families. Child Welfare, 90(5), pp.9-26. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/224845529_Benefits_of_Mother_Goose_Influence_of_a_Community-Based_Program_on_Parent-Child_Attachment_Relationships_in_Typical_Families
Carroll, A., 2005. Parents’ perceptions of the effects of the parent-child mother goose program on their parenting practices (Doctoral dissertation, Masters Thesis). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277765143_Parents%27_perceptions_of_the_effects_of_the_Parent-Child_Mother_Goose_Program_PCMGP_on_their_parenting_practices