I feel like many of us underestimate young children. I’m really glad Mother Goose Time doesn’t!
This was X’s first introduction to the names of 3-D shapes. I loved the exposure to these beginning geometry concepts! I am consistently impressed with the manipulatives we recieve each month. I’d actually been considering buying a set of these on my own, but they came right with our curriculum!
We discussed constellations and how ambient light can reduce the number of stars we see. X was very excited about this. It was good timing also because he’s been finding shapes and pictures in the clouds lately. This gave him a new idea for discovering stories in the sky!
He also carried his 3-D shape lesson into his journaling. He created a “pyramid” of sticks for his fire. MGT naturally presents so many opportunities for cross concept learning. The hands-on approach to learning really helps X grasp the bigger concepts and use them in every day life.
To build on our Stars lesson I gave the boys a great sensory play opportunity by making galaxy slime. They loved it!
The leftover glitter from our Invitation to Create added a new texture and the foam stars from our constellation lesson added so much depth to the level of play.