Mother Goose Time provides monthly subscription, thematic
early-learning materials that work great in a homeschool setting (at home or in
a co-op). The materials encourage skill based learning through play, while
nurturing a child's social-emotional, physical, language and cognitive
development. And the program is easy to implement, which is a plus.
What do you get in every monthly subscription? Included in every box:
Letters and Phonics Materials – Children learn 3 featured letters per
month. Three sight words and a new word family game are included as well. By the
end of the year, preschoolers have an understanding of the entire alphabet and
an introduction to the dolch pre-primary sight words. That's pretty cool.
Print and Reading Comprehension Materials – Each month you
receive a new book and Storytelling Scene with Character Pieces. These
resources encourage emergent reading skills. Add the books to your
homeschool library – they're a great addition!
Emergent Writing Materials - Children have many opportunities to develop
eye-hand coordination and fine motor control with the My Little Journal,
Postcard, painting projects and monthly games which are focused on building
emergent writing skills.
Counting and Number Materials – A new set of numbers, plastic
counters, self-check number cards and Math Story Cards arrive every
month. The colorful manipulatives help children learn to count, sort and
Reasoning and Logic Materials – These materials encourage
problem-solving skills, as kids learn to build/construct with shapes.
Gotta love manipulatives!
STEAM Materials - STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math)
resources are woven throughout the Mother Goose Time curriculum. This is such a
Creative Thinking and Art Expression - Children have daily
opportunities to explore art while using critical thinking and problem
solving skills as well. What a great combination!
Music, Rhythm, Dance and Movement materials - Mother Goose Time includes
a comprehensive music and movement program – and a new CD every month. It's a
great opportunity to build a CD library.
And Project and Lesson Planning Tools for You! - The Teacher Guide offers
20 comprehensive lesson plans for each monthly theme - with over 100 activity
and project ideas. Very helpful!
There are many monthly, thematic options. I received the September curriculum
– Me & My Family. It covers – My family, My feelings, My pets,
and Friendly Traits. It focuses on the character trait of loving, the color
green, circles, and the letters and numbers M, T, A, 1, 10 and 11. The Dance 'n
Beats CD is Dancing with My Family.
I was very impressed! Here are just some of the things I liked (there are so
many, I'm afraid I'll might leave a few out!) -
The curriculum is theme based.
I like themed based curriculum! Each theme creatively integrates colors,
shapes, numbers and letters for the month. Plus, each month features a
different music genre – that's cool!
With this curriculum, your
child learns 33 foundational skills as she plays, sings, creates art and
tells stories. So, it's FUN and educational!
The curriculum has a STEAM
emphasis. I'm a fan of STEAM – it's really important in today's world.
Also, the curriculum combines
storytelling and math – the book of the month comes with a complementing
math game to integrate math and literacy concepts. VERY nice!
With your first box, you get a
free getting started kit. Very helpful!
The Daily Discovery Bags (you
get 20 for the month) are filled with art supplies, games, storybooks,
photos, recipes, and science materials – everything you need for that
particular day. Having daily bags makes your job an easy one!
Every monthly box includes a
Teacher Tool Bag, which contains all your reference and lesson planning
materials for the month. The Theme Web shows you how the monthly theme
is organized – it's very visual and easy to grasp. The Teacher Guide and
Planning Journal are very helpful – and again, very visual. I appreciate
all supporting materials.
The Circle Time Tool Bag
includes letters, numbers, colors, and shapes for the month –you can
save them each month and have a complete collection by the end of the
year. I like being able to save/re-use items.
Similarly, you can build both
a book and a music library! Books come in the monthly box and include a
variety of fiction and nonfiction stories representing cultural
diversity and good values. Each monthly box includes a music CD that
helps reinforce concepts you're teaching.
There is a
– so you can transform your Mother Goose Time into a comprehensive
Christian preschool program with their Experience God resources.
Experience God corresponds to the Mother Goose Time monthly
Ordering flexibility – you can
order curriculum and add-ons, choosing how many months you want, and
what theme you want to start with. Plus, you can order for one or more
children, and in English or Spanish.
The website offers a
– you can download helpful items, such as Skill Stickers from this page.
Plus, there are lots of extras on the site, including
- and their
In addition to their pre-school program, Mother Goose Time also
- This is a valuable option for homeschooling families with multiple little
ones. Little Goose simplifies the Mother Goose Time activities so that children
of all levels can learn and play together. It follows the same daily topics
featured in the Mother Goose Time lesson plan book and uses many of the same
- This infant/young toddler curriculum is
designed for babies 3 to 18 months. It is a relationship-based model which
provides experiences to support learning/development.
Lab – Dance
'n Beats is a research-based movement program that helps children learn 21
movements to increase muscle control/encourage physical fitness.
PLUS SO MUCH MORE!
You really should check out
Mother Goose Time Learning!
And FYI - you can view samples of program