The summer is in full swing. We are busy with swim lessons, dance classes, library time, and other summer activities. I also love to do preschool activities with my kids in the summer because they always have so much fun!! My preschooler continues to get exposure to the things she needs to learn and my 1st grader gets to remember things she has learned and even learns a few new things. I have discovered that little children love to learn. Even in the summer! I have had a few of my old preschool moms tell me their child misses preschool and wants to come over this summer for lessons and activities. It is because we learn new things in an exciting fun way. The students are playing and learning at the same time. We have engaging lessons with Mother Goose Time’s curriculum.
This month, with Mother Goose Time, we are reviewing our letters one at a time. We have been focusing on one letter a day. My girls are loving it. For my younger one, she is focused on identifying the letter and sound each day. We also think of words that start with that letter. For my older one, she is focused on learning new words and sight words that start with the letter of the day. We have been very successful so far. Mother Goose Time does have workbooks called More Math More Literacy for those older students who are getting ready for kindergarten. I’ve used them before with students and loved them! But, I don’t think my younger one is there yet and my older one is more advanced. I linked it above in case you want to check it out. It may be just the right push you were looking for to give your child before they go to kindergarten. Here’s another link to a previous post I wrote about them.
This week, we focused on A-E. We learned about a different animal each day as we reviewed these letters. It is difficult to pick a favorite day. I think we have enjoyed learning about all the animals and letters so far.
For letter C, we learned about camels. The Letter C craft was a big paper C that the girls glued sand on. Any craft that uses sand is always a big hit. It is also very messy.
We also played a game this week where we search for different animals. My girls pointed out different animals in the poster and then we pretended to be that animal.
Another activity we did was searching for the numbers in the sand. I had pictures of camels with numbers on their back that we covered with sand. The girls used a paintbrush to uncover the number. When they uncovered it, we identified the number and counted to that number. My girls played this a few times.
This month’s storybook includes a little bit of information about each animal that we are or will be learning about. Each morning I introduce the letter of the day by reading a little bit about the animal we will be discussing.
Next week we will learn letters F-K. My girls cannot wait to learn about Foxes (letter F)! We might not be able to wait until Monday.
** I receive curriculum from Mother Goose Time for honest and authentic stories resulting from my daily experiences using the curriculum. This is my 3rd year using Mother Goose Time, and I am pleased to promote quality educational learning experiences through play with Mother Goose Time!