Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 11

(Follow the links to learn more about using the ideas listed.)

What to do in Week One
(Just a suggestion)


One, Two, Three! by Sandra Boynton


Proverbs 16:24

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."

Nursery Rhyme

Polly Put the Kettle On

Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
We'll all have tea.

Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
They've all gone away.

Speech & Vocabulary

Explaining: (at bath time)  I am washing your nose.

Indoor Games

Felt Board Shapes

For this game you will need a felt board and felt shapes.  You can create the shapes yourself out of scraps of felt.  I would start with 4 shapes, then add more if your toddler learns them quickly.  Start with a circle, square, triangle, and star.  I would make 2 of each so your toddler can match them.  Just have fun placing them on the felt board and naming shapes.  Then put one of each shape on and have your toddler put the matching shape beside it.  Don't worry if your toddler does not get this right away.  Just do lots of review and have fun with it.

Classical Music

Bach: Air on the G String (from Suite No. 3 in D for Orchestra BWV 1068)

Children's Songs

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Foreign Languages

(For learning French -- you can substitute with choices of your own in a different language.)

Part One: Learn a song in French -- Alouette
Part Two: French Vocabulary -- la poupée (doll)


Optional:  Choose an exercise from an exercise book to use with your toddler daily.

Arts and Crafts

Pencil Crayons: red, yellow & blue -- give your toddler some red, yellow and blue pencil crayons to color with.  Show the color red first and talk about things that are red.  Then let your toddler color with yellow and talk about objects that are yellow.  Then do the same with blue.  Your toddler could create 3 different drawings.  One all red, one all yellow and the other all blue.  Finally let your toddler color with all 3 crayons on the same piece of paper.  Display the artwork in a prominent place.

What to do in Week Two
(Just a suggestion)


Season Song by Marcy Barack


Proverbs 16:24

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."


"Shoes and Stockings" from When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for NO.

Outdoor Games

(Depending on the season of the year you can rearrange these suggestions to work for you -- see the outdoor games link above.)

Bowling -- you will use a regular outdoor bouncy ball and then use milk carton blocks or cereal boxes, etc. as the bowling pins.  Just set up your boxes and cartons on the lawn or snow.  Your toddler can roll the ball toward the "pins" to knock them down.  Another way is to just let your toddler walk over the "pins" and push them over while still holding the ball in his hands.

Musical Exploration

Musical Faces -- create faces with different expressions out of cardstock.  Then play music with different moods.  For a fast happy song you will show your toddler the happy face, for a slow sad song show a sad face.  Also make these expressions with your own face.  You don't need to make the cardstock faces, as you can certainly just use your own face.


Du Lasse Lasse Liten (Swedish) from the World Sings Goodnight 2 CD


Wooden Spoon Puppets -- these are fun puppets to make.  You can create a face on the back of the wooden spoon.  You can create clothes for your spoon puppet as well if you wish.  These puppets are easy for your toddler to hold because of the smooth round stick.  For this lesson create 2 or more wooden spoon puppets and give them each a name.

Nature Study

Choose from the list of suggestions according to the current season.

Art Appreciation

Children's Illustrators Art Appreciation

Beatrix Potter -- Show your toddler the artwork of Beatrix Potter in the book The Tale of Peter Rabbit.


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