We have been using Mother Goose Time (a favorite preschool program) for over three years.
My kids first completed, Nature Detectives, the current theme when my eldest was only three. Her two year old brother followed along with the toddler supplement, Little Goose.
Now my current preschooler is getting to experience this wonderful theme along with his siblings.
We can’t wait to dig in the dirt, splash in the water, and watch the trees dancing in the wind!
As always there are tons of fun projects focused on early literacy, mathematics, and creative arts. There are also some inspiring community challenges that reinforce teamwork and encourage group play.
The kids and I are enjoying Mother Goose Time Summer and looking forward to the 2018-2019 term.
Week 1: Mystery in the Trees
Week 2: Mystery in the Air
Week 3: Mystery in the Water
Week 4: Mystery in the Dirt
Nature Detectives 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
“Nature Detectives” 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:
- Little Cloud is Floating By
- I See a Rainbow
- Stomp the Beat
- Koala Puppet
- Pinecone Bird Feeder
- Wipe Clean
Small Group and Tabletop Math and Reasoning
- Finding Tree Numbers
- Sorting Seeds
- Rock and Stick Designs
Small Group and Tabletop Language and Literacy
- Alphabet Tree
- Listen and Color
- Mixing with Friends
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!
The month’s musical selections are Jazz-Inspired Children’s Music.
We’ll be listening and dancing to “Flap Your Wings” and “If You’re Dirty and You Know It.”
We’ll be moving and grooving to Nature Detectives!
This month also includes a celebration kit for Independence Day.
We’ll be playing”Ring the Liberty Bell” and making an “Firework Art.”
There are also some fabulous ideas for holiday snacks and exploration stations!
We will also be learning about “The Creation Story” with “God Is the Creator,” 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 dig into “Nature Detectives!”
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