We are headed on a tour around the globe with our theme based preschool program from Mother Goose Time. It’s a Small World looks to offer us a fabulous assortment of adventures and activities that let us indulge our creative side, while improving pre-reading and math skills.
The kids and I are really looking forward to all the monthly themes for 2018!
Week 1: Travel Tools
Week 2: World Market
Week 3: Natural Wonders
Week 4: Manmade Wonders
It’s a Small World 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
“It’s a Small World” 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:
- On the Map
- Different Faces
- Avalanche Queen
- Wooden Airplane
- Layered Art
- Design a Drum
Small Group Math and Literacy
- Rocky Math Cards
- World Travel Bingo
- Construct a Pyramid
Tabletop Math and Literacy
- Shiny Letters
- Puzzle Mountain
- Cathedral Collage
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, tanagrams and people counters 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 “Travel Designs” and “Stair Patterns”.
The month’s musical selections are World Music – Inspired Children’s Music.
We’ll be listening and dancing to “Russian Polka” and “African Drum Dance.”
We’ll be moving and grooving to Dancing Around the World!
***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 Valentine’s Day.
We’ll be playing”Matching Hearts” and creating a “Love Bug Headband.”
There are also some fabulous ideas for holiday snacks and exploration stations!
We will also be learning about “The Story of the Good Samaritan” with “God Asks Us to Love Our Neighbors,” 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 tour of “It’s a Small World!”
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