Mother Goose is a author of popular fairy tales and nursery rhymes. However, the identity of Mother Goose is still a mystery. It is believe that Mother Goose has been several people (both she’s and he’s) throughout time. The term “Mother Goose” was found in the Loret’s 1650 La Muse Historique where the line Comme un conte de la Mere Oye (“Like a Mother Goose story”) appeared.
In 1695, Charles Perrault published a collection of fairy tales which included “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Cinderella.” It was titled “Histoires ou contes du temps passés, avec des moralités”, but it was better known by its subtitle “Contes de ma mère l’Oye” or “Tales of my Mother Goose”.
In 1987, by Gloria T. Delamar founded Mother Goose Day to coincide with the publication of her book, “Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature” (MFarland Pub.).
- Read Mother Goose rhymes, discuss them, and study the corresponding illustration.
- Create your own illustrations for your favorite Mother Goose rhymes.
- Create finger puppets for a rhyme or story, then act it out.