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We had lots of fun today with our “Tot School” Days and Mother Goose Time. If you missed my last post, the theme for this month is Art Studio and we’ve been making stuff every day.
This month’s curriculum is set up a lot differently than most. It has more of a summer camp feel to it. There are a number of components this month from financial literacy to character building and of course there’s an art project each day too.
Because the little guy is barely two, I wanted to focus mostly on creating this month. And today, it was all about print-making.
I set up everything while he was napping and we used both what came in the daily discovery bag from Mother Goose Time as well as a few foam alphabet stamps.
The little guy and I punched out the foam hearts and used a tape runner to adhere them to the lid that was provided. After that, I gave him a paper plate with paint and let him have at it. He chose purple, which I’m seriously starting to think is his favorite color. Lol…
Making art together is all kinds of amazing and I love sharing the experience of Mother Goose Time with the little guy. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around how much he’s grown just in the last few months.
After he spent some time exploring the stamp that we made together, I gave him a few of my stamps too. He definitely seemed to enjoy checkin’ out mama’s stuff. Go figure, right?
That’s usually how it works with toddlers. If it doesn’t belong to them, it’s a lot more interesting. Lol… That’s one of the things I love about Mother Goose Time, though. We can totally do a little of this and a little of that.
We of course started with the print-making activity that was in the Mother Goose Teacher Guide and changed it up to work for us.
There are so many awesome things you could do. This curriculum is absolutely amazing by itself, but I also like being creative and occasionally adding some things too.
Either way, Mother Goose Time definitely works for us. And it’s so much less time-consuming than starting from scratch and doing all of my own planning.
To put it into perspective, I was spending approximately 2-3 hours a week choosing a theme, and looking for ideas for books, art projects, sensory activities, etc. With Mother Goose Time, it’s literally open and go. I glance at the Teacher Guide beforehand, but that’s it.
What a huge difference it makes in our days. I would definitely rather spend that time doing stuff with the little guy instead of planning what we’re going to do. Mother Goose Time is such a blessing in our lives right now.
And of course we busted out the Science Lab box too. Are you surprised? I had to. Lol… I seriously couldn’t help myself. The little guy and I spent some time using the plastic beakers that were included to practice pouring. These types of activities are definitely some of his favorites.
If you missed our “Tot School” space post a few weeks ago, you can check it out here.
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