You can read all about the purpose of this program, along with my goals and previous posts here.Mommy school as been working out well at our house. We still have a set time for it each day, after nap time. It lasts up to 45 minutes, some days only about 20 minutes.
The key for me is to write what we we’re doing each day in my planner.You can also see other fun and purposeful play activities on our Mommy School Pinterest board.
*This theme will last one week*
Heart/ Love/ Hug/ Red / Pink
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Counting/ Colors/ Alphabet:
Where is the red heart? Love starts with L, here is the L. Point together with your child. Show me the duck. Where is the Goose?
Remember, modeling is crucial.
If you’re new to sensory bins and sensory play, read this fabulous article to see why it’s so important.
This week I filled the bin with colored rice, pink and red pom poms, large buttons, heart cookie cutters and heart felt stickers.
I want to note that while the sensory bin is open, I never take my eyes off AG. I am sitting next to her the entire time. Items in the sensory bin can be a choking hazard and a child should never be left along with them.
I changed up the wave bottle to go with the Valentine’s theme this week.
I added 2/3 water with red food coloring, 1/3 oil and glitter to make the bottle this week.
Books- 2 per day, (both were read at least twice.) I always read the book through first and read it again for further comprehension. On the second read, I ask questions and talk about what is on some of the pages. I ask her to point lots of different things.
Song- 2 per day.
Craft/ Activity: Coloring, painting, creating.
Sensory Bin Play: This is what lasts the longest with our lessons.I kept the bin, puzzles and games out of her play areas. I only bring them out when it was time for our Mommy School time. I wanted them to be special, something she looked forward to and didn’t have at her fingertips all day.MOMMY & ME NEWS
Mommy & Me Monday is now going to be held on Instagram! Emily and I have loved doing Mommy & Me over the past year. We will still continue doing it on both of our blogs, but it will no longer be a link up and may not end up being posted on Mondays. We are going to put our blog focus on Mommy School and bringing you the best activities for your littles. We are exited to continue Mommy & Me on IG. Every Monday, we will post a picture of ourselves with the littles and hashtag it #Mommyandmemonday. We hope that you will continue to link up on IG with us and we look forward to seeing pictures of you and your littles!
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Courtney Sweet says
I think I am going to make some pink rice for Aria's sensory bin now. I just picked up some misc heart type things this weekend for it! I have a feeling it will end up being a nice big mess in the end, but I hope Aria enjoys it =)
Purple and orange work too! Love all your mommy school ideas. Thanks for putting all the work into and sharing it for others.
So many great ideas! I hope I have enough time to do a few of these this week! I am absolutely loving these mommy school posts!
Brooke Haas says
You make me want to be a stay at home mom even more than I already do! I love these mommy school posts. I would love to have the time to do it all with my kids. So fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂 We love the book I LOVE YOU STINKY FACE!
These are such great ideas! I'm so glad you stopped by so I can now follow all of your wonderful ideas!
I'm only at home with my two year old daughter on Wednesdays & Thursdays, but I'm always looking for seasonal teaching ideas! Thanks for stopping by!
Colleen Sullivan says
These are all great activities! I'm going to make sure Owen and I try a few of them this week!
What a cute idea! I may have to start "mommy school" when I am at home with Kennedy in the summers!
I like what you did with this Valentine's Day theme for Mommy School this week. I bet it was lots of fun!
– Colleen, http://SanAntonioMomBlogs.com
Christina @ This Woman Cooks! says
Great ideas. I love the different keepsakes!