Visit The Alphabet House with Mother Goose Time!
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I just love thematic learning! Every month our Mother Goose Time theme changes… continually keeping minds fresh, excited, and ready to learn! Last month we wrapped up the ‘Growing Gardens‘ theme and have now moved on to The Alphabet House! (Well, sort of… We love Growing Gardens so much that we are incorporating it into our Alphabet House lessons!) If you haven’t read previous posts and are new to Mother Goose Time, I highly recommend you check out this post to read more about what comes with the program and how it works!
Take a look at what’s in store for us this month!
We have already completed ‘Week 1 – Places We Live’ and have loved learning about:
- Mobile Homes (and hotels)
What we’ve discussed thus far:
- What is your address?
- Who lives in your house?
- What would you use to build a house?
- What does your house look like?
- What is the tallest building you have seen?
- Why do you think there are many apartment buildings in big cities?
- What would you like about living in a tall building?
- Apartments can have many stairs. How many stairs do you think you could climb without resting?
- What shapes can you see in your house or building?
- Why do cars or RVs sometimes have to stop?
- What do you do before you go to bed? What helps you fall asleep?
- What things would you have on your dream home? Would it have wheels? A slide or swimming pool in your room? What else?
- What shape is your home?
- What would you bring with you if you went to live on a boat? What would you leave behind?
- What could be dangerous about living on a houseboat?
- What could be fun about living on a boat?
- What would you name a castle if you lived in one?
- Would you rather build a castle with wood or rocks? Why?
- Who else lives in a castle?
- What scary things might you find in a castle?
Just a few of our Highlights for the week:
After discussing our address we painted paper house cut-outs and wrote our house number on the paper. We then shared with each other what we found special about our home. Love was top on our list!
What’s in the House?
We love our monthly theme posters and look forward to the new one every month! We looked through our looking glass to find different objects on it, and read the questions on the back of the ‘glass’, referring back to the poster to help with our answers.
City or Country Living
(LOVED this activity!) I folded a piece of paper in half to create two equal sections, then labeled one section with a 2 and the other with a 20. I asked my children to pretend the blocks were houses (or apartments) and to put the matching amount on each section. Take note on the different ideas your child will use to try to fit 20 blocks in one space! I then explained that many people want to live in a city. By stacking homes like in an apartment building, there is more space.
Block Area Investigation Station: Floor Plan
I drew a few simple floor plans of a house. I then put the drawings in the block station and invited my children to recreate them with blocks. (My kids loved this so much I had to draw extra ‘floor plans’ to prevent fighting).
There is so much more to come! I’m going to highlight 2 additional days as separate posts because I loved them so much – and this is just week 1 of ‘The Alphabet House’! Friends, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss what’s to come!