Mother Goose Time has asked me to be a Blog Ambassador. Being a former preschool through 2nd grade teacher, I truly understand the time involved and value of Mother Goose Time curriculum. This little box saves me hours of preparation, and makes a huge, positive difference in my 3 year old daughter's day. Our second grade daughter loves the activities, too.
I had ordered a month of curriculum earlier this year for our 3-year-old daughter, and I was really impressed. I'm pretty particular, so it takes a lot to impress me. The curriculum is typically used at preschools, but it is also perfect for homeschooling a preschooler.
This month our Mother Goose Time theme is Ocean Commotion. We just got our box and we can't wait to get started. I'll be taking pictures of the children's work to share with all of you. Mother Goose Time will also post our children's activities on their social networking sites.
In addition to working on our Mother Goose Time activities, I'm planning a field trip for our daughters to visit The Aquarium of the Pacific, and we just visited the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. The docents there gave us a wonderful presentation and tour explaining how important it is to clean up any trash we find around by the gutters. I know it sounds silly, but you can actually be saving a baby seal, sea turtle or dolphin simply by keeping the gutters clean of debris. I never would have known this made such a difference. The children were able to see animals that had been harmed, simply because of trash from gutters! If we are going to teach our children about the ocean, let's also teach them how to save the ocean and the beautiful animals in the ocean. :)
Mother Goose Time teaches children good character. You can feel it in the lesson plans, it's really built into the program itself. I was really impressed when I saw this video of Tim Tebow on their website. Mother Goose Time is a wonderful example of a company that gives to people, not just in the wonderful services they provide, but also in the extra, unexpected ways they choose to give back to the community. I love Mother Goose Time, and I'm truly looking forward to sharing their wonderful preschool curriculum with my blog readers.
What fun activities do you like to use when teaching children about the ocean?
What preschool curriculum do you use?
What ocean theme picture books would you recommend?
Please share in the comments below.
I'm writing a picture book this month about ocean animals. :) Immersing myself in these activities has really got my mind thinking about marine mammals. I think as a personal goal I'll write a children's picture book to go along with our theme each month. Fun!