Fables and Folktales is this month’s theme from our favorite preschool program, Mother Goose Time!
Some elements of this month’s unit are different. The music CD has some instrumental pieces, but mostly it’s a fabulous collection of audio stories. I credit this CD with the reason my eldest who completed this unit 3 years ago, now adores audio books!
The focus of this unit is on letter and number review and enjoying literature. There are tons of great games, stories, and art projects. All of the offerings can be completed outside or you are sweltering in August like us, indoors in the air conditioning!
The kids and I are looking forward to all the 2018-2019 themes!
Week 1: Aesop’s Fables I
Week 2: Aesop’s Fables II
Week 3: Paul Bunyan
Week 4: International Folktales
Fables and Folktales 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
“Fables and Folktales” 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.
A quick pictorial overview of the daily projects and art included in the first week is shown below. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see the finished projects 🙂
Here is a quick sampling of some of the projects my kids are looking forward to the most:
- The Boys and the Frogs
- Paul Bunyan and the Frozen Flames
- The Milkmaid and Her Pail
- Community Unity Chain
- Spilt Milk
- Baby Portrain
Small Group and Tabletop Math and Reasoning
- Counting Corn
- Finish Line
- Copy the Crow
Small Group and Tabletop Language and Literacy
- Cat Chase
- Rainbow Letters
- Would You Rather…?
Calendar and Daily Activities
We also have a whole new list of suggested books and outdoor and STEAM inspired play ideas.
We’ll be sure to share some of our favorites on Facebook and Instagram!
Each month comes with thematic manipulatives. This month, gem counters and tanagrams are included.
These manipulatives are used in several of the Mother Goose Time activities.
The month’s musical selections are Audio Stories and Instrumental Songs.
“The Lion and the Mouse” and “Paul Bunyan and the Flapjacks” are just a couple of the awesome stories on this CD.
***The gathering list and assessment sheets make planning and organization a breeze!
This month also includes a celebration kit for a Family Picnic.
We’ll be playing a”Marching Ants Game” and making an “Apple Sandwich Snack.”
There are also some fabulous ideas for additional snacks and exploration stations!
We will also be learning about “The Story of Zacchaeus” with “God Asks Me to Be Honest,” 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 as enjoy “Fables and Folktales!”
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