I am so glad we added these books to our curriculum! Not only have they helped solve our handwriting issue, but they provide a great way to add some advanced learning to our program.
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.
It is very important to allow toddlers to learn at their own pace in their own way. Our toddler was quite proud of his final Little Goose work and carried it around with him the rest of the morning.
As a homeschooler, I love the Mother Goose Time curriculum the best. I love how I how I can adapt it to my style of homeschooling.
Kris Bagley, Idaho
A year ago I opened my own home-based preschool. Mother Goose Time provided all of these tools for me. The kids have fun and experiencing new things, the parents love the little projects that the kids bring home every single day and I focus on teaching. I enjoy every second of it!
Marlye Rodriguez, Florida
I try new activities with the kids I would have never thought they would be able to do. Children surprise me every time! Mother Goose Time helps to get me thinking outside the box, and the kids thrive on it!
Alisha Hoekstra, Minnesota
Saves us time and money as a school by streamlining lesson planning and inventory of supplies. We’ve noticed a huge increase in our student’s classroom participation and excitement to attend class every day.
Melody Burton, Oklahoma
Saves us time and money as a school by streamlining lesson planning and inventory of supplies for our daycare aged students. This has been ideal and we love the material that is taught. We’ve noticed a huge increase in our students classroom participation and excitement to attend class every day.
Melody Burton, Kinder Kottage Christian Academy, Oklahoma
Having everything you need from fun to academics come directly to you!
Lori Bales, Utah
I love the fact that everything works together in unity with one another and that the Assessment Tools all work together to give our children a well rounded program.
Charyl Copher, Exploration Station Childcare and Preschool, Missouri
Where do I start…I love everything about Mother Goose, it has made teaching preschool a real joy!
Kim Heggins, Calvary Lutheran School, California
The children love the music!!! I hear them singing it throughout the center all day, and we get requests to sing the songs as well.
Rachel Acheson, Little Edisons School, Washington
I love teaching with Mother Goose Time Curriculum because I know that each activity or play invitation I set out using the provided materials will meet the skills, goals and developmental benchmarks of each individual child and it is aligned with Michigan Standards!
Jessica Yurgel, LMT Childcare, Michigan
It saves me so much time! The materials are very high quality and my students and parents love the monthly themes and materials. I love the consistency of the things we do each month with the variety of the monthly theme. I also love that each year as I teach, the themes are different without me having to spend the time to change it myself. It helps me to not get burned out. Customer service is also VERY helpful!
Vanessa Gardner, The Learning Garden, Texas
We RAVE about Mother Goose Time to everyone and it is a very important thing that sets apart from other schools. Parents love the curriculum and love that every day is different and every day is packed with exciting things to learn and do.
Michelle Suzuki, Playpourri International, Japan
Not only am I a teacher, but also a director. I don’t have spare time for lots of prep. Some of my staff teachers are willing to help but they often don’t have spare time either. Mother Goose Time takes this time factor into consideration, and because of that reason we are about to be better prepared for the children, as well as, offer a wonderful curriculum which is complete and meets developmentally appropriate practices.
Sandra Kuc, Vermonstors Childcare & Preschool, Inc., Vermont
MGT was purchased to help teacher’s ‘practice’ in their areas of weakness and bring continuity to the quality of our preschool experience. It removed conflict from our planning meetings about whose ideas were best. The focus moved to how to best adapt the MGT activity to each class and when to replace the MGT with a teacher choice. It fostered more sharing of experience and collaborative planning among teachers.
Sue Balcom, Oak Grove Young Children’s School, Georgia
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.
Letters and Phonics
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.
Concepts of Print and Reading Comprehension
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.
Communication and Vocabulary
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.
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.
Counting and Number Concepts
Encourage problem-solving with quality manipulatives focused on building with shapes.
Nurture cooperation and social skills with multiple logic games every month.
Reasoning and Logic
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.
Music, Rhythm, Dance and Movement
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.
STEAM Stations and Experiments
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.
Creative Thinking and Artistic Expression
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!
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!!
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
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