Our Mother Goose Time September box arrived and we set off on our adventure of turning the living room into a classroom for the two littles (and for part of the day the big ones)…This is why I don’t invite adults over… The whole house is set up for kids. I was so excited to see the circle time had so many things for kids to explore and it inspired me to create even more spaces into an interactive schoolroom.
Classroom displays with movable exploration. The Mother Goose Time circle time set includes things like a Mother Goose that can play hide and seek, as well as shapes, and numbers made to work with hands on. The August poster has cute magnifying glasses fr the children to find different things. I plan on creating interactive displays to go with each theme.
Fun manipulatives and toys. We all have toys running around but what about when we plan learning using those toys? Toys and manipulatives are a great way for kids to get hands on with subjects like math. Toy cars can teach multiplication “How many tires do these 10 cars have?” and motor skills.
Controlled messy play area. Young children thrive with messy play but as busy parents messy play is a nightmare. As if we do not spend enough time cleaning day in and day out. With a plan and a few tools you can create a messy play area your child will love that is easy for you to clean. We use a plastic wading pool to let the children play with sensory bins like the one in our The Grasshopper and the Ant unit study.
Activities in child reach. Letting children make choices on what they wish to do gives them freedom to grow and learn. Creating several activities for them to choose through the day and filling a box within reach with them is a great way to encourage your child to learn and grow on their own. This is great so while you clean up other areas or work with older children. We plan activities to keep the baby and toddler busy during school.