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.
If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve probably noticed the fine print at the top of each and every one of our Mother Goose Time posts.
Little kids do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be.
One of the reasons it’s there is to remind y’all that every toddler and preschooler is unique. They all have different strengths and weaknesses. Not surprising, right?
When I get a little yellow school bus box, I take some time to look through the activities for each day and think about how I can make things all kinds of awesome. You can check out my process for planning this month’s theme here.
Of course my goal as a homeschool mama is to individualize all of what we’re doing for the little guy. There’s no sense in sticking with something if it’s not working, right?
Mother Goose Time is nothing less than amazing and I wouldn’t change anything about it. Here’s the thing, though. Occasionally, it makes sense to switch it up and do our own thing.
More often than not, we skip activities. Sometimes that’s simply a matter of not having what we need or what they recommend and sometimes it’s because we’re just not up for it on that particular day.
Because the little guy is only two-ish, we’ve been doing calendar + weather, a few of the activities from the Teacher Guide, and of course reading a book each day. There’s no sense in rushing things.
Sometimes we add activities. I really wanted to make paper plate lily pads w/ coffee filter water lilies again, which was something that I did with his toddler class last summer.
And books. This seemed like a fun month to read some Frog and Toad. Do you remember them from when you were a kid? Some things never change. Lol…
Oh, and there’s lots of extra reading that happens around here. I love books and so does the little guy. We buy at least a few to go with each theme and we go to the library every week too. After all, there no such thing as reading too many books.
While we’re on the subject, have you ever noticed the Simplify and Challenge ideas that are sometimes in the Teacher Guide? What an awesome way to individualize those activities.
The possibilities are definitely endless. Don’t forget to leave a comment and share how you individualize all of what you’re doing.
If you missed our preschool space post a while back, you can check it out here.
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Thanks so much for visiting. See ya next week!