It’s crazy to think that we’re just about to wrap up our second year of preschool homeschool. And it’s even crazier that the little guy is going to be four next month. I seriously can’t believe it!
It seems like just yesterday that we started this work at home, homeschooling adventure. And here we are almost two years later and still going strong.
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time for preschool homeschool and it’s been such a huge blessing for us.
We love everything about it and especially the awesome themes. Each month, we receive a little yellow school bus box full of crafts and activities. We’ve learned about everything from A to Zoo Animals to Growing Gardens. And quite literally too. You can follow along with what we’ve been up to here.
I thought it’d be all kinds of fun today to explore each of the themes that we’ve worked through and of course take a quick peek at what we’ll be up to for the 2018-2019 homeschool year.
We of course started getting preschool curriculum kits in June 2016 when the little guy turned two. We started out with the Little Goose toddler supplement and quickly transitioned to using just the preschool program itself. We also added Experience God.
I could sit here and reminisce for days. I mean, I’ve seriously written over 100 blog posts about our experiences using Mother Goose Time for preschool homeschool. Here are just a few of the highlights, though.
During our first year of preschool homeschool, we reviewed the alphabet with A to Zoo Animals and then explored art and science. After that, we moved onto learning about our families and life on the farm.
Did I mention that we learned a lot about animals?
Me & My Family
Down on the Farm
Winter in the Woods
At the Pond
Birds & Eggs
Bugs & Crawly Things
This year, we did our summer review and then really dived deep into quite a few science topics.
We learned about our amazing bodies, weather, dinosaurs, space, and even the ocean. This was probably our favorite year thus far. I’ve always loved anything and everything science and the little guy does too.
Next year, we’ll once again review, do a few fun summer themes, and then move into the new homeschool year.
We’ll be learning about friends & feelings, transportation, and health & fitness. Of course we can’t wait.
There’s something about that little yellow school bus box showing up at our door each month that makes preschool homeschool even more exciting than what it already is.
The Alphabet House
Fables & Folktales
Friends & Feelings
Sights & Sounds of Winter
Going on Safari
Health & Fitness
Bees & Butterflies
Bubbles, Boats, & Floats
The thing about themes is that they’re so important for teaching little kids about our world. This is what the Mother Goose Time website has to say about themes. You can learn more here.
Themes help preschoolers construct knowledge and build connections through real experiences. Instead of having a day of disjointed activities, themes organize new information around a unified context, which results in a growing web of knowledge.
Each theme creatively integrates colors, shapes, numbers and letters of the month.
Monthly themes invite children to explore new ideas with an interdisciplinary, multi-sensory approach. Mother Goose Time uses music, art, dramatic play, storytelling, games, books and experiments to ignite imagination and bring the theme to life in four weeks of wonder.
If you’re interested in a theme-based learning experience for your little kids, then definitely check it out!
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Ocean Commotion theme this month. And if you missed our preschool space post, you can check it out here.
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