Preschool Curriculum for 2 1/2 – 5 Years

STAY ORGANIZED AND BE PREPARED EACH DAY.
IT’S EASY!

Just open your Teacher Guide to
the lesson.
Match the lesson number to the Daily
Discovery Bag number.

TEACHER GUIDE

SEE INSIDE

DAILY DISCOVERY BAG

UNPACK THE BAGS

BE CONFIDENT YOUR CHILDREN LEARN
FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS

WATCH YOUR CHILDREN PLAY AND LEARN WITH THESE INCLUDED MATERIALS

LITERACY TOOLS

MATH TOOLS

MUSIC AND
MOVEMENT

SCIENCE TOOLS

ART SUPPLIES

SOCIAL TOOLS

Letters and Phonics

Bring letters to life as children see, touch, hear and play with three featured letters per month. Sight word pointers and word puzzles are also included each month, so by the end of the year, preschoolers will have a deep understanding of the whole alphabet with an introduction to the Dolch pre-primary sight word list.

Concepts of Print and Reading Comprehension

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,
along with an I Can Read book for each child to encourage emergent reading skills.
Engage children with imaginative stories during Story Corner in each lesson of the Mother Goose Time Teacher Guide, and find the suggested book list of the month online in Member Resources.

Communication and Vocabulary

Hang these daily posters so children and parents can see the topic of the day. Use the vivid, full-color photos to encourage inquiry and investigation throughout the day.

Build vocabulary by playing suggested games that use the vocabulary cards.

Emergent Writing

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 and My Postcard activities, plus other monthly projects and games focused on building emergent writing skills.

Counting and Number Concepts

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

Reasoning and Logic

Encourage problem-solving with quality manipulatives focused on building with shapes.

Nurture cooperation and social skills with multiple logic games every month.

Music, Rhythm, Dance and Movement

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, theme-based CD with songs by award-winning musicians and writers.

Children sing, dance and create music with homemade instruments or other dancing props.

STEAM Stations and Experiments

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) is woven into 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 lesson features a new STEAM Station you can set up and encourage children to explore all week long. Science is everywhere in the world around us, and high-quality STEAM experiences encourage both critical and creative thinking to solve problems and make sustainable life choices.

Creative Thinking and Artistic Expression

Encourage creativity with diverse textures, art materials and set-up ideas. Children benefit from open-ended Invitations to Create, where they will design abstract art and beauty, as well as the all-new Make & Play activities that encourage them to construct dramatic play props to use in 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.

Mother Goose Time Core Tools

The Core Tools are an exclusive set of learning materials designed by teachers for teachers.

Each month, you receive this full collection of tools to support hands-on learning. Save and collect the tools from each month for a comprehensive collection. By the end of the year, you will have a full library of storybooks, music CDs, games and puzzles.

All of these tools are included every month for one low cost.

 

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SIMPLIFY ASSESSMENT

We believe learning is a process. Authentic assessment allows you to capture learning as it happens.

Mother Goose Time offers you tools (available in Member Resources) to help document your child’s learning progress over time through natural and intentional observations.

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COMMUNICATE THE VALUE OF YOUR PROGRAM TO FAMILIES

Families love to see what their children do each day. Send home daily notes explaining their projects as well as a Monthly Newsletter with a summary of your theme as well as fun activities and books to read at home.

STORIES FROM EDUCATORS

It saves me so much time! The materials are very high quality and my students and parents love the monthly themes and materials.

Vanessa Gardner, The Learning Garden, Texas

As soon as they walk in the door the children ask, ‘What are we doing with Mother Goose Time today?’ Their parents and I love it, too. Thank you so much for making my day easier!

Robin, Virginia

As providers, we are the nurse, the counselor, the janitor and last – but certainly not least – the teacher! What I like about the Mother Goose Time preschool curriculum is that I can open the box and instantly be ready to teach a quality and comprehensive program without all the prep!

Stacy Morgan, A Little bit of Sunshine Daycare, Delaware

I love that everything comes sealed in daily bags. I just pull out the daily bag, review what we will be doing and I’m done. Simple, quick and easy!!

Sarah, Maine

I love it! I have struggled for three years to put together a quality program for my daycare children. I ran myself ragged running all over looking for all the items needed and usually ended up purchasing in quantities too large and spending more than I could afford. Mother Goose Time has helped my bottom line and my professional image to my parents.

Amy, Discovery House, Michigan

Mother Goose helps me by saving me a lot of time. I previously spent a lot of time printing and prepping units for my preschoolers. Now I only spend about 1-2 hours a week prepping and planning for the upcoming week. This allows me a lot of extra time to be with the kids. I also am very easily able to track and make assessments due to the clearly labelled journal and lesson plan books.

Jennifer Abelson, Alberta, Canada

Mother Goose Time has provided everything that the children need to enter school with a head start. It has given the children the confidence to succeed, to be proud of themselves and know that they are ready for the school year to come. As for the teachers, it is a time saving, thought out curriculum with crafts and activities included that covers all the basics and beyond. Proud user of MGT for over 18 years.

Karen Mueller, Guardian Angel Childcare, Maryland

Mother Goose Time helps me to have a positive attitude each and every day. I look forward to my children arriving each morning. I love to see their faces when they look, wonder and then figure out something thanks to MGT and to our ability to teach them.

Bonny Gray, New York

The pictures on the front help Little Guy remember the story, and the story on the back (with interactive prompts) helps me tell the story fluidly rather than rambling. Read More…

Rachel Valentine

Little guy’s favorite thing about Little Goose is definitely the “tray play” ideas. They’re awesome! Read more…

Jennifer Gerlach,  New York

My son learned his numbers, letters, and sounds very early. I have tried numerous times to jump into what I naively perceived as the next step and it was met by frustration. Fortunately, More Math and More Literacy books are gently stretching and expanding his knowledge which will allow for a seamless transition to kindergarten and beyond. Read More

Rachel Valentine

These DVD’s are great ways to get the girls up and moving, increasing gross motor skills and coordination. Read More

Erin Zietz

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