Mother Goose Time (a favorite preschool program) has some amazing units that capitalize on my kid’s natural curiosity about the world around them. Topics such as the theme for this month, Growing Gardens, capture my children’s attention immediately and keep their interest with projects focused on early literacy, mathematics, and creative arts. There are also some inspiring community challenges that reinforce teamwork and encourage group play.
Week 1: Planting Gardens
Week 2: Growing Gardens
Week 3: Garden Visitors
Week 4: Garden Vegetables
Growing Gardens 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
“The Alphabet House” 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:
- Roots Deliver
- At the Market
- Build a Tunnel
- Plant Parts
- Seed Mosaic
- Feed the Crow Game
Small Group and Tabletop Math and Reasoning
- Searching in the Soil
- What’s in the Garden
- Crow Tools
Small Group and Tabletop Language and Literacy
- Garden Journal
- Bee Letters
- Potato Race
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, rabbits and stacking blocks are included.
These manipulatives are used in several of the Mother Goose Time activities.
The month’s musical selections are Rock-Inspired Children’s Music.
We’ll be listening and dancing to “Rabbit Hop” and “Wiggle Worm.”
We’ll be moving and grooving to Dancing in the Garden!
***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 Mother’s Day.
We’ll be playing”Muffin Catapult Toss” and making an “Owl Craft.”
We will also be learning about “The Parable of the Sower” with “God Is Wise,” 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 discover “The Alphabet House!”
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