Most American children have been exposed to fairy tales from a very young age. Among all the well-known fairy tales, Mother Goose fairy tales are extremely popular with young children and indeed, grown-ups too.
The name “Mother Goose” refers to a matronly woman of Welsh origin which gave way to a fairy-tale figure of a plump, motherly goose wearing a bonnet and apron and around which Mother Goose Fairy Tales and Rhymes revolved. Mother Goose day was created by Gloria T Delamar, the author of the book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature in the year 1987. National Mother Goose Day is celebrated on the 1st of May every year.
The main purpose of this day is to promote awareness of fairy tales and nursery rhymes among children and adults alike with an emphasis on Mother Goose tales, of course.
This is a day which you can spend with children, delighting them with fairy tales and nursery rhymes.
You can also organize some games and competitions on the theme of Mother Goose and the kids will love it.
Film shows can also be arranged on National Mother Goose Day which is bound to be a success with both children and grown-ups.
Fancy dress competitions can also be arranged where the characters can be made up as Mother Goose or the various characters out of Mother Goose tales.
So this year on National Mother Goose Day, come prepared and you will have a good time with your loved ones.