Included Materials

Open the Box and be Ready to Teach

Support skill based learning through play.

Each month, receive this set of CoreTools

with your Mother Goose Time Early Learning System.

Learn More About Each Tool Category Included in Your System Every Month



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Letters and Phonics

Pocket Cube with Phonic Photos and Letter Cards – Cookie-Cutter Letters – Word Family Game – Sight Word Pointers – Rhyme Time Posters

Bring letters to life as children see, touch, hear and play with 3 featured letters per month. Also included are 3 sight words and a new word family game each month so that by the end of the year, preschoolers have a deep understanding of the whole alphabet and an introduction to the dolch pre-primary sight words.

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Concepts of Print and Reading Comprehension

Storybook – Storytelling Scene and Pieces – I Can Read books – Book Lists
Build your own library of quality fiction and non-fiction children’s literature. Each thematic study features a new book that comes with a Storytelling Scene and Character Pieces.
Encourage emergent reading skills with an I Can Read book for each child.
Recommended Book lists present 20 titles for every theme. Available in the Teacher Guide and online for families.

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Communication and Vocabulary

Daily Topic Posters – Vocabulary Photo and Word Cards for Pocket Cube

Hang this daily poster where children and parents can see the topic of the day. Use the open-ended question prompt at the bottom of the vivid photo poster to encourage inquiry and investigation throughout the day.
Build vocabulary by playing suggested games that use the vocabulary cards. Included in Spanish and English for bilingual classrooms.

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Emergent Writing

Nametags – My Little Journal – Postcards – Draw and Dictate
Scribbling, drawing and making continuous marks are the early stages of writing. Children have many opportunities to develop eye-hand coordination and fine motor control with the My Little Journal, Postcard, painting projects and monthly games focused on building emergent writing skills.

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Counting and Number Concepts

Counting and Sorting Manipulatives – Number Cards – Math Story Cards
Colorful manipulatives make math fun and engaging. Watch children count, sort and problem-solve. Expand math learning with self-check number cards and Math Story Cards. Each month features a new set of numbers and plastic counters. Collect all for a complete set from 1-20 by the end of the year.

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Reasoning and Logic

Folder Games – Wooden Rubber Shape Stamps – Sturdy Puzzles – Blocks or other Manipulatives for Building

Encourage endless problem-solving with quality manipulatives focused on building and constructing with shapes.
Build a collection of jumbo wooden shape stamps.
Nurture cooperation and social skills with multiple folder games and logic games every month.

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STEM and Science Experiments

Science Experiment Cards – Healthy Recipe Cards – Daily S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, art, math) Station Set-up Ideas
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) is woven throughout the Mother Goose Time curriculum. A variety of tools and experiences are offered every month to support you in the implementation of a robust, discovery-based learning model.
Each day features a new STEAM Station that you can set up and encourage children to explore all week long. Science is everywhere in the world around us. High quality STEAM experiences encourage both critical and creative thinking to solve problems and make sustainable life choices.

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Creative Thinking and Art Expression

Invitations to Create – Diverse Art Supplies – Make + Play Props
Encourage creativity with diverse textures, art materials and set-up ideas. Children benefit from both open-ended invitations to create where they will design abstract art and beauty as well as the all new ‘Make and Play Props’ that encourage children to construct dramatic play props to use in their everyday play.
Children have daily opportunities to explore the form and function of art while using critical thinking to express themselves and problem-solve with creativity.

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Music, Rhythm, Dance and Movement

Circle Time CD – Theme CD of 12 songs – DIY instruments – Color Ribbons
Mother Goose Time includes a comprehensive music and movement program with monthly music CDs at no extra cost. Every month, you receive a new, professionally produced music CD with songs by award-winning musicians and writers.
Children sing, dance and create music with DIY instruments or other dancing props.

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Project and Lesson Planning Tools

Teacher Guide – Planning Journal – Skills Chart – Theme Webs – Gathering List

Stay organized, save time and be prepared every morning for a day of learning and discovery. The Teacher Guide offers 20 comprehensive lesson plans for each theme with over 100 new activity and project ideas monthly. The Planning Journal, Skills Chart and Theme Webs offer a complete system to support licensing requirements and is flexible enough for you to individualize learning experiences to the special goals and needs of each child in your program.

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Assessment and Child Portfolio Tools

How to Guidebook – Binder Cover and Spine Sheets – Developmental Continuum of Skills Poster – Skill Assessment Sticker Printables – Observation and Documentation Guide for each Thematic Study

Benefit from easy to use authentic assessment tools and capture learning as it happens naturally through play. This research-based system connects child work samples as evidence of observed skill levels.
Follow the stars printed in the Teacher Guide to know which activities during the regular routine of your day to assess and when to save child work in the portfolio.

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Parent Engagement Tools

Family Information Guide – Monthly Family Newsletters – Daily Coloring and Activity Printables – Suggested Book List Calendar – Celebration Kits
Keep parents informed about what children learn in your program with monthly newsletters as well as online printables such as daily topic coloring sheets.
Child Portfolios and Special Celebration Days make it easy to host family events that invite parents to participate in their child’s learning journey.

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Training and Professional Development Resources

Getting Started Guide – Basic Training 1- 3 Webinars – Research Foundation
Maximize your investment in the Mother Goose Time Early Learning System by participating in our Basic Training Series. Sign up for a live or recorded webinar. We will walk with you step by step through the curriculum and how to use the assessment resources to best inform your planning according to the interests and needs of your children.
On-going support is available by calling us at any time. We invite you to sign up for our Email news and articles, read the blog and participate in our Facebook community.

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Circle Time Display and Routines

Giving Goslings and Friendship Feathers – Circle Time Calendar – Weather Pieces – Number Fish – Little Helper Display – World Map – Circle Time Pond Design Tools – Circle Time CD – Circle Time Song Ring

Routines such as Circle Time offer many opportunities to nurture a warm and caring community within your group of preschoolers. Each month benefit from a bag of Circle Time tools that deliver a new the Giving Gosling to your room and challenge children to earn their own Friendship Feather. Become global citizens while learning about children and cultures around the world and build leadership skills while taking turns being a weather and calendar helper.

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