Well it looks like I will finally be getting one out early. I don't believe I will be loosing anymore lessons.
I hope some people were able to use what I sent out. We will do the childrobotics and dance routine. continue working on insects, breakfasts, birthdays, journals, yearbook, newspapers, insect cards, categorizing animals and water animals, we will still be working on our town or cities and maps. I will have some more songs and hand stories for the littler ones. Be sure and set home areas if you have babies that untouchables are up high and there is plenty for exploration of learning below. Interaction between older and younger is good but make sure it is in your observation and control. Older children are very good at teaching but they do not have the capability to understand when no is to be taught and when exploration is a yes. Some parents don't even know it well. To me, if a parent does not want to be a parent and would rather be the child, then maybe it is not good. Too many parents take it for granite and then wonder what happened later. Sometimes it is not in their control, I know that, I was a mom too. It is not easy being a parent but I feel if you can't love it then how can a child know that love. I think it should be looked at real strong because there is plenty of loving parents in this world who can show it.
Many of us know some of these songs ; I got them from a book a lady wrote for preschool. I call it my book (1000) and her name is Patricia C Gallagher. Book (1000), I happen to loose the title to but it is going to have to pass or we will have to consider we already know these things and just needed them sorted. I have three different chapters. One is Daily Activity Plans. Another is Craft Recipes and a third is Play and Learn Activities. The first gives 25 different samples of activity plans. We have our own schedules. I will just give you ideas out of it to help us by. She has a general collection of items that will be used in activities. Putting toys on shelves and about short area or a shelve is better than a toy box. It teaches littler ones to categorize and they will find toys more interesting because they will be part of their adventure. However, one box Patricia has is called the Odds and Ends Box. It includes junk mail, lace doilies, magazines, foil, used greeting cards, coupons, postcards, ribbons, lace, yarn, paper bags, paper plates, pipe cleaners, straws, crayons, paste, scissors, cardboard, and scrap paper. I have some of these things in my art area and part in a craft area. It is how it works best for you. The next box Patricia had set up is that of Boxes and Safe Cans. I just have an area in my home for this but some say it would be better If I had paid storage. Next there is a "Let's Pretend" box. It creates an opportunity for make-believe activities with a box full of hats, ties, shoes, dresses, men's suit jackets, old tuxedos, animal costumes, dancing clothes or costumes, old jewelry, and old pocketbooks. I have them for birthday tea parties, pretend weddings, castle play, home and job roles. She called it 'dress up for a "night on the town." ' In the next chapter Patricia gives us Craft Recipes. She gives a few hints as having things on hand so you don't have to leave the children in doing things. She says "when using glue, put only a small amount on a jar lid or a small piece of cardboard. Teach the children that a small dab will do the job." She says to use newspaper, linoleum, brown paper, or and old tablecloth to work on. She also reminds us to use aprons or an old shirt turned around because some things can stain clothing. No tasting allowed! I will not type them all out, but if someone wants one just let me know and I will put those needed in a separate blog. I will list them though they are: Modeling Clay, Finger paint#1, Finger paint#2, Crystals, Paper-mache, Fun Dough, Dough Sculpture, Silky Fun Dough, Paper paste, Crepe Paper-mache, Cornstarch Paint, Tempera paint, Soap Bubbles, Soap Powder Clay , and Cookie Cutter Clay. In the last chapter Patricia points out some more little hints. She said on key is the child's self-esteem: being able to be flexible enough to switch things if necessary, keep things running smooth. Our goal is to help children feel good about themselves and be happy. If children feel they are important and have purpose, value, or worth in this world it is a lot better for them. Let the pressures go! To help children excel in life but be happy if they enjoy and want to be home with their children. There is more opportunity within the home then there has been for a long time. With Monsanto and GMO's making us tend to resort back to getting our food more from our own homes again puts us in different positions. There is much more on Internet for families today than just games, even though the games teach coordination and problem solving. Patricia says children can benefit from repetition and that learning is based on that sort of competency. I differ here in which I feel children can become bored with it easily that way. Where if it is fun they gather more and if it is done in an interesting way in which they can get their hands on it and create with it they like it better and absorb it faster. She says to name colors in things as you hand them out or see them for picking as the green cup, or a blue dress, blue sky. Do things with shapes and counting. Example: a round lid, how many steps or peas, flower petals, leaves, etc. She's says for what supplies you cannot collect get them from the community: color samples from Paint Stores. These can be used as a matching game and they are good in planning out a room to decorate; Lumberyards will give scraps of wood(pine is preferable), Pieces of lumber for building blocks of different shapes and sizes. Make sure they are not chemically treated; Floor samples from a carpet store for Musical Rug game, story time; Fabric stores give spools, craps, eyelets, ribbons, buttons for collages or enhance art or crafts; cigar boxes from Tobacco shops; Print shops may have all sizes, shapes, and textures of paper; Garment Factories may have pieces of fabric for collages, capes, pillows, pot holders, aprons, doll clothes, bridal veils; a Label Factory may have stickers kids love. Computers have a lot to learn from starting with Bing. She also believes children should deal with shelves and putting things away. Chase games and rough housing is designed for out doors. Furniture should not be a jungle. We have those at the parks.
I have more to add and change on this blog soon.