Big Concepts for Small Hands

I feel like many of us underestimate young children. I’m really glad Mother Goose Time doesn’t!

This month our Mother Goose Time curriculum has covered some big and complicated topics, but they’ve made them relatable and comprehensible for preschool aged kiddos.

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.


I received this month’s Mother Goose Time curriculum free of charge in exchange for sharing our experience and my opinions. All content and opinions are 100% mine and truly honest.

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