Themes help preschoolers construct knowledge and build connections through real experiences. Instead of having a day of disjointed activities, themes organize new information around a unified context, which results in a growing web of knowledge.
Each theme creatively integrates colors, shapes, numbers and letters of the month.
Monthly themes invite children to explore new ideas with an interdisciplinary, multi-sensory approach. Mother Goose Time uses music, art, dramatic play, storytelling, games, books and experiments to ignite imagination and bring the theme to life in four weeks of wonder.
FEATURED THIS APRIL
Bees & Butterflies
Your child will start by investigating the bee’s body parts, life and work. He will explore the shape of a honeycomb and then build his own beehive. From pretending to be a bee to making honey, your child will learn how bees help and hurt us. As the topic changes to butterflies, your child will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. He will decorate his own flying butterflies and migrate the butterflies to Mexico. In the process, he will get a closer look at butterfly parts. This month will awaken the scientific wonder and awe of the busy and beautiful world of bees and butterflies.
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
THEMES ARE ORGANIZED UNDER
THREE MAIN CATEGORIES:
1. Me and My Community
Each year, we feature 3-4 themes from each category so children can have a complete understanding of how they relate and connect to their expanding world. These diverse experiences help them deepen their sense of self, make healthy life choices, build compassion for others, become stewards of their environment, and think critically when faced with the unknown.