Summer with Mother Goose Time (a favorite preschool program) is three months of entertaining, laid back review. Some activities are perfect for outdoor, messy fun, while others keep us happy and cool inside. The theme for this month is The Alphabet House. Projects focus 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 all the monthly themes for 2018 and looking forward to the 2018-2019 term.
Week 1: Places We Live
Week 2: Rooms
Week 3: Chores
Week 4: Animal Homes
The Alphabet House 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.
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:
- Stormy Boats
- 10 in the Bed
- Cleaning Challenge
- Jumping Monkeys
- Alphabet Sweep
- Weave a Web
Small Group and Tabletop Math and Reasoning
- RV Night Puzzle
- Lost Keys
- Working in a Nest
Small Group and Tabletop Language and Literacy
- Alphabet Soup
- Laundry Letters
- What Goes Together?
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, keys and a geoboard with bands are included.
These manipulatives are used in several of the Mother Goose Time activities.
The month’s musical selections are Electric Pop-Inspired Children’s Music.
We’ll be listening and dancing to “Home Is Where Your Heart Is” and “ABC Soup.”
We’ll be moving and grooving to Dancing at Home!
***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 Father’s Day.
We’ll be playing”Pin the Tie on Daddy” and creating a “Fish Art.”
There are also some fabulous ideas for holiday snacks and exploration stations!
We will also be learning about “My Father’s House” with “God Cares About My Home,” 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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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.
Giselle Preston says
Hi are there any ideas for science activities you can give for this wk onwards
I’ll be sure to post some more STEAM and science activities soon 🙂