Today, I am so excited to share something that has been in the works for a while, Mommy School. You can find all the information about Mommy School below. Next week will kick off the first unit, Farm Animals. I will be doing an overview on my blog and I am elated that Emily has joined me and will be doing a speech and language focus on her blog. We are both so very excited about this and hope you’ll join us in educating your littles at home. We also want to encourage you to share your successes through this link up. Mommy & Me doesn’t only have to be a picture of you and your mini, it can also be moments. Moments that made you feel proud, moments you never want to forget, moments that make your heart smile.
A few months ago, I was playing with AG. We were reading books and pointing to all of the animals. I started teaching her the sounds animals make. Almost every day since, we’ve read the same farm book. She can now make the animal sounds when we ask her “what does a ____ say?” and identify the animals. I was amazed with how quick she was able to pick it up and my wheels started spinning. I thought about the things I should be doing at home with her. Things I could begin teaching her. I figured this was the perfect time to bring my love of teaching into my home. I decided to start a Mommy School program. I started pulling out a lot of my old teaching things, started planning themes, looked for age appropriate activities and more.
I figured if I was going to plan it out for my mini, I might as well share it on the blog as well. If you’re anything like me, there are days where you’re looking for more meaningful activities to do with your little one, beyond playing with toys and reading books. If that is the case, I hope this will help!
I will be sharing units every two weeks on the blog. I will provide books, songs, activities and more to go along with each unit. All lessons and additional lessons will be pinned to the Mommy School board. You can also follow me on IG (Leah.Herring) to see how my #mommyschool lessons are going throughout the week.
Before I became a work at home mom, I was a teacher. I’ve taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd grade and 3rd grade for over 7 years. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and my Master’s Degree in Reading Education. Teaching was a passion of mine, teaching reading was my love.
Mommy School Goals
For children to be able to learn and grow in their home environment.
To develop language skills through stories, songs, rhymes and more.
To be a resource for moms looking for educational things to do at home with their littles.
Components of Mommy School
Stories and songs which will help and encourage children to communicate through language.
Sensory Bins and activities which will help children develop fine motor skills while playing.
Crafts and games which will help children develop hand and eye coordination.
Most of all, to have fun with your child while developing early learning skills.
My sweet friend Emily who blogs over at Dear Owen will be providing us all with a language enrichment section to go along with each theme. Emily is a Speech Language Pathologist, has her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and her American Speech-Language and Hearing Association license. She also recently just launched her Speech and Language Planner for children 12-24 months. It’s a fabulous resource filled with things you can do daily with your child. To learn more about Dear Owen Everyday Speech and Language, read this post.
If you have any questions about mommy school, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org