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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers 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’ve been practically bursting at the seams waiting to share some awesome news with y’all! I found out not too long ago that the little guy and I were chosen to be blog ambassadors for Mother Goose Time.
Imagine me jumping up and down and spinning around in circles and you’ll at least have an idea of how excited I am. I also spent a ridiculous amount of time watching the tracking on this package and what was really only a few days honestly felt like forever, but I digress.
I’ve had my eyes on this curriculum forever. It was seriously love at first sight.
One of the biggest struggles for any homeschooling mama, and especially one who works full-time, is figuring out how to do it all, especially when there are only 24 hours in a day.
It’s not like we can just add a few hours here and there. I can’t even tell you how often I wish it really did work like that, though. Maybe someday…
We’re not even going to get into how often the little guy and I end up at Michael’s on Saturday mornings grabbing a few last minute supplies for whatever projects are on the agenda for the weekend. Needless to say, our weekends are usually crazy to begin with.
The awesome thing about Mother Goose Time is that everything’s already planned and organized for you. This little yellow school bus box contains a month worth of lessons along with most of the supplies you need.
I was seriously in awe when I opened it.
Because the little guy is only two years old, we use the Little Goose toddler supplement, which adapts Mother Goose Time activities to be developmentally appropriate for his age. I was especially impressed by all the “tray play” ideas. There’s of course one for each lesson and they’re similar to what a lot of creative mamas refer to as an “invitation to play.”
I also found a welcome kit, which includes everything you need to set up your circle time space. And as if they hadn’t already thought of everything, there’s even a Getting Started guidebook that walks you through putting it all together. I’ll definitely be sharing another post sometime really soon with lots of details about how we set things up. We’ve had so much fun with it this weekend.
The first thing we did was hang this awesome world map. Love the bright colors and the little guy and I have already started talking about where we live.
Our morning activities have always been a favorite here. One of the first things I got the little guy when we started “Tot School” was his own calendar. He loves it. Each and every morning, he goes over to where we keep our calendar pieces and waits for me. You can read more about what the term “Tot School” means to us and what our “Tot School” days look like here.
And of course we ended up at Michael’s this weekend. Don’t we always? Lol… I had to have one of these clear 10-drawer organizers, though. It seemed like the perfect solution for sorting and storing all of our Mother Goose Time supplies. Throughout the next few weeks, I’ll add some of our other homeschool stuff too.
The little guy and I spent some time going through the daily discovery bags. We haven’t opened all of them yet, but I absolutely love how they’re set up. The theme for June is A to Zoo Animals and each of the 20 bags is labeled with both the week and the day as well as the topic.
I seriously can’t wait to get started. We totally already opened the A is for Alligator bag and started reading the A to Z Animals story time book that we found inside. And of course we had to check out the animal manipulatives too. Obviously, we couldn’t help ourselves. Lol…
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More Preschool Zoo Crafts & Activities:
10 Quick & Easy Zoo Craft Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers
5 Tray Play Ideas + Why They’re So Important
A is for Alligator Activities
A is for Alligator Zoo Craft
B is for Bird Activities
B is for Bird Craft
C is for Camel Activities
C is for Camel Craft
D is for Dolphin Activities
D is for Dolphin Craft
E is for Elephant Craft
The Process is Almost Always More Important Than The Product
F is for Fox Craft
G is for Gorilla Craft
J is for Jellyfish Craft
L is for Llama Craft
T is for Tiger Activities + Curriculum Design
U is for Urchin Craft
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