As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.
Today's topic was Growing Braver and we read a really fun book, made postcards, and played a bunny math game.
I haven't talked much about the Tabletop Math activities since we started using Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time), but this particular one definitely caught my attention.
We wrote the numbers 1-6 on paper cups, added the corresponding number of dots (from the dice that we used to play the game), and lined them up on one of the tables.
I started with a small group, but soon enough almost the entire class was standing around the table waiting for their turn to roll the dice, find the correct "rabbit hole" and put the bunnies in.
The younger kiddos especially loved this game and I loved seeing the children get so excited about counting and one to one correspondence.
This preschool curriculum is a wonderful addition to our classroom!
The children are always eager to see what the topic is for the day and so excited to participate in the fun activities that accompany each theme.
Let's not forget that Experience Early Learning is research-based and focused on play, which are both such important factors to consider when looking for a preschool curriculum to use in your early childhood classroom.
One of my favorite things about this program is how they weave the monthly theme into each and every activity. For example, this month we've been learning about baby animals and all of the math and literacy games have focused on exactly that.
As early childhood educators, we have a million things to do, but thankfully, planning educational and engaging activities for our preschool classroom isn't one of them.
Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) has already taken care of the lesson planning for us, which means that we get to focus on the best part - the kiddos!
If you're looking for a preschool curriculum, then definitely take a few minutes and check it out!