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We’ve been at home full-time for a few weeks now and we’re right where we should be for the month with Mother Goose Time. Yay! It’s all kinds of awesome to finally be doing things in real time.
It used to be that we’d do lots of stuff on the weekends and hardly anything during the week. These days, we’re doing Mother Goose Time just about every day and of course we’re both loving every minute of it.
This year, we’ve been getting shape stamps in our curriculum kit each month and I wanted to talk a little bit about how we’re using them. And if you missed it, I shared a few of our favorite ideas for language + literacy activities last week, so don’t forget to check out that post too.
One of the little guy’s favorite sensory-type activities is of course playing with Play-Doh, so I’ve been giving him a tray with Play-Doh, our shape stamps, and the letter cookie cutters to explore. I sometimes sit down with him and ask him what shape or which letter he’s using, but for the most part, I just let him do his own thing.
Sometimes, we spread them out on the little guy’s table and I quiz him, asking him to hand me a particular shape or point to a specific letter. He loves playing this game because it means lots of high fives. Lol… We started with just a few and we keep adding more as we get new ones in our curriculum kit each month.
We also got out a few of my ink pads the other night and stamped all our shapes on a piece of white cardstock as he told me what each of them were. The little guy had lots of fun with this because it meant getting to use mama’s art supplies. Not exactly surprising, right? What a fun way to review both colors and shapes at the same time.
The possibilities are literally endless, though. There are so many things that you can do to teach your little kids about shapes using the rubber stamps that come in each Mother Goose Time curriculum kit.
These are the things that make subscribing to Mother Goose Time totally worth it. Each month, we’re building our collection of quality, learning resources.
This month’s curriculum kit came with a CD, two sets of manipulatives, a shape stamp, three letter cookie cutters, and a storybook and puzzle. All of which we can enjoy over and over again for many years. What more could you ask for?
If you missed our preschool space post not too long ago, you can check it out here.
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