Another week down and only a few more to go until Christmas. I’m so excited this year. The little guy is finally old enough to really express himself. I mean, he actually has a Christmas list this year. So exciting! He wanted a front loader, “real tools,” and a kitchen play set.
Needless to say, he got all three and of course lots more too. Lol… This mama is all about the educational stuff, though. I picked out tons of fun puzzles and games, art kits, and even building sets. I can’t wait to see his face on Christmas morning.
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One of the things that we get with our preschool curriculum kit from Mother Goose Time is a My Little Journal. It’s definitely all kinds of awesome. There are lots of fun journaling ideas for each of the basic concepts that we learn about each month.
I love that the My Little Journal activities encourage creative thinking as well as fine motor skills. If you’re curious what’s inside, here’s a quick look at what we did last month.
Invite children to decorate the cover. See Teacher Guide activity “Rainforest Journal” (Lesson 3).
Make whole fingerprints (entire length of finger) on the page, then add wings to each one of the dragonflies. Write a D next to each dragonfly. What other letters in “dragonfly” can the child copy?
Draw a large letter J and pretend it is a jaguar tail. Add a jaguar face and body to the tail.
Draw a monkey. Invite the child to write or tell a story about his monkey. If the child tells a story, write the dictation on the page.
Invite the child to draw a log and five ants. Write numerals 1-5 on the ants.
Invite children to draw a large drum on the page. Make six circles on the drum, then tap each circle once as you count to six. Number the circles 1-6.
Draw a large snake on the page, then draw hexagon shapes on its back and color them with bright colors to warn others that he is dangerous.
Collect nature items or recycled collage materials that are green. Use them to make a green collage on the page.
So much fun, don’t ya think? It’s just one more thing this mama doesn’t have to worry about and that’s huge. When it comes to curriculum, we all know how it is. The easier, the better. And every Mother Goose Time preschool curriculum kit definitely exceed my expectations.
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