Learning and Literacy with Mother Goose Time
Mother Goose Time uses play based learning to help our kids learn the names and sounds of letters.
Mother Goose Time uses fun table top and group literacy activities such as games, “I Can Read” books, and hands on manipulatives to keep learning basic reading concepts simple and fun.
There are three major components of Mother Goose Time’s literacy approach that I just love.
- Letter Books
- Letter Parts
- Letter Play
I adore these three parts of the program because my kids are learning what they need to know while having fun. There is no complaining about boring worksheets or endless drilling of phonics; however, there are delighted shrieks over phonics games and active learning opportunities with letters, such as treasure hunts.
3 Parts of Mother Goose Time that Promote Literacy
1. Letter Books
These books are a collection of four simple pages.
The first page gives the kids the chance to color a capital and lowercase version of the letter.
The second page through the fourth page are select pictures that begin with that letter. For the letter “F,” the three pictures are of a frog, fox, and flower. The kids are given the opportunity to trace the letter as used in each word.
Each picture is perfect for little hands to color.
Assembly is also easy for little hands. They cut along the dotted lines, then hand them over for stapling.
2. Letter Parts
Included for each month are straight and curved, heavy duty cardboard pieces that can be used to create the featured letters of the month.
For my youngest preschooler, this is a perfect way to introduce how the letters are formed.
For my beginning writer, this is an excellent review before he puts pencil to paper.
3. Letter Play
For some letters there are activities that encourage the kids to create with their hands. My little ones love letter inspired make and play projects. For the letter “H” they used materials provided by Mother Goose Time to create a horse. The kids get a huge sense of accomplishment from creating something. The craft itself helps reinforce a word they are familiar with that starts with the letter of the month.
The Mother Goose Time curriculum provides the kids with lots of games and activities that encourage the kids to practice their letters. Letter books, letter parts, and letter play are just three parts of the overall literacy approach. Through thematic games, crafts, and activities, the kids are encouraged to explore phonics and letter formation. This playful approach is fun and very successful for all the kids in our household!
Want to Know More?
As a blog ambassador for Mother Goose Time, I am happy to share preschool curriculum ideas, activities, and crafts with my readers. Mother Goose Time provides our family the opportunity to use their curriculum free of charge in exchange for honest and authentic stories based on our personal experience.