As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all toddlers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
I can’t even begin to wrap my head around the fact that February is over. Talk about crazy! And we definitely loved this month’s Nursery Rhymes theme from Mother Goose Time. No surprise, right? Lol…
One of our favorite activities was the wire sculpture invitation to create process art experience. We used silver pipe cleaners and small beads, which of course meant working on our fine motor skills too.
I am seriously head over heels in love with these activities and definitely wish there was one in each daily discovery bag. I think they’re awesome for encouraging little kids to think outside the box.
I’m fairly certain the little guy loves them too. It gives him opportunities to explore techniques and mediums that he wouldn’t otherwise get. I mean, sure… I could pick a theme and then spend hours on Pinterest trying to find enough activities to get us through the month or… I can just pull out a daily discovery bag and go with it. Lol… So much easier that way, don’t you think?
Ever since we started Mother Goose Time, I’ve loved watching the little guy. And the invitation to create activities make it so easy to observe him. Sometimes when we try to do a planned activity, it doesn’t work out so well. The little guy needs “open-ended structure,” if that makes sense.
What I mean by that is that setting up the invitation to create as well as the investigation station and letting him choose works out so much better than trying to force something that one or the other of us might not be in the mood for.
Not too long ago, we stopped getting the Little Goose supplement and it’s been awesome to see my 2 1/2 year old transition to preschool curriculum. In a matter of six months, he’s learned all of the capital letters, most of the lowercase ones, and of course the overwhelming majority of the letter sounds too. At this point, he’s showing an interest in the sight word pointers, so… Talk about a win!
He can sort and count. He knows colors and shapes. And he gets the concept of one-to-one correspondence. Can you believe it?
From the first little yellow school bus we got, I’ve been so impressed with this curriculum. I definitely couldn’t ask for more.
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