The kids are so excited to be kicking off the New Year with a new theme from our preschool program from Mother Goose Time, Dinosaur Dig! The activities look awesome, the manipulatives are perfect for little hands, and my kids have no idea just how much they’ll be learning, but this Mama does! It’s so fun to watch them grow through play!
The kids and I are really looking forward to all the monthly themes for 2018!
Week 1: Paleontology
Week 2: Types of Dinosaurs
Week 3: Dinosaur Body Parts
Week 4: Jurassic Land
Dinosaur Dig comes with teacher resources that make planning and executing a fun learning experience achievable and organized.
There is a separate teacher guide for each week of the program. The guides include all the instructions you need for daily activities and projects with book recommendations, play suggestions, and helpful skill building tips. A learning objectives and overview page gives a weekly pictorial summary of all the projects.
Daily Child Projects
“Dinosaur Dig” is jam packed with wonderful projects focused on community challenges, creative arts (invitations to create & make and play), small group math and literacy, and table top math and literacy.
Here is a quick sampling of some of the projects my kids are looking forward to the most:
- Sharing Discoveries
- Lead the Herd
- Move Like a Dinosaur
- Excavation Dig
- Bone Puzzles
- Dino Stencil
Small Group Math and Literacy
- Dinosaur Dig Game
- Dino Math Stories
- Goodbye Dinosaurs
Tabletop Math and Literacy
- Rock Letters
- Roll and Walk
- Save the Dinosaurs
Calendar and Daily Activities
We also have a whole new list of suggested books and outdoor and STEAM inspired play ideas.
Each month comes with thematic manipulatives. This month, dinosaur counters and colorful link are included.
These manipulatives are used in several of the Mother Goose Time activities and we are most looking forward to using them with our “Goodbye Dinosaurs” and “Searching for Bones”.
The month’s musical selections are Rhythm and Blues Inspired Children’s Music.
We’ll be listening and dancing to “Explode, Volcano!” and “Dino Feet Beat.”
***The music CD is included with the monthly curriculum purchase. Dance n’Beats is an optional dance and fitness program.
This month also includes a celebration kit for Celebration of Peace.
We’ll be playing”Peaceful Poses Game” and creating some “Calendar Art.”
We will also be learning about “The Parable of the Talents” with “God Asks Me to Seek Him,” from Experience God (Christian curriculum add-on).
The toddler is always included thanks to the Little Goose Program (toddler supplement).
We will also be adding “More Reading and Writing“and “More Math,” as part of Mother Goose Time’s prek and kindergarten enrichment program.
We hope you’ll join us on our “Dinosaur Dig!”
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