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.
Today marked a huge turning point for us. It was our very first day of working from home. And it was of course all kinds of awesome. Yep, that’s one of my favorite expressions. Have you noticed? Lol…
Our topic for the day was cows and, as always, Mother Goose Time thought of everything and then some.
The little guy and I got up, read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, and ate breakfast.
We did our circle time activities, which were just a lot of the usual. We count the days on our calendar, update our weather chart, and sing the alphabet. We may or may not spend some time working on letters + numbers and colors + shapes. These are all things that we do every day, even when we don’t do Mother Goose Time.
We did a make and play activity today and not one of the invitation to create activities that we’ve been loving so much. What does that mean? Instead of giving the little guy some art supplies and letting him do his own thing, I showed him today’s project and then we worked together to make it.
There’s something about the invitation to create process art experience activities that I love and the make and play product art activities are of course a lot different. I’ll take open-ended art projects any day. I really love inspiring the little guy to use his creativity in new ways.
I have to admit, though. This cow mask is definitely still cute. It looks like he thinks so too.
After we do our art activity for the day, the little guy gets to play while mama cleans up. I learned my lesson about not rinsing out brushes right away. Side note: If you don’t want to spend lots of money on new art supplies, take care of the supplies you have. Ask me how I know this. Lol…
And guess what, y’all? It was “box day.” We got our Community Helpers curriculum kit for next month. We were both so excited to open it up. Each month, the little guy and I look forward to checking out the new manipulatives, the storybook, and our shape stamp.
After that, I take a quick sneak peek at the Teacher Guide, the Planning Journal, and the Little Goose Teacher Guide. And we look at each of the topics via the daily discovery bags too. It’s always so much fun to see exactly what we’re going to be up to the following month.
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t already, you definitely need to order this month’s curriculum kit. The invitation to create process art experience activities are so awesome! I seriously can’t wait and I’m willing to bet the little guy can’t either, especially after getting everything unpacked and ready to go.
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