Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 12

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

What to do in Week One
(Just a suggestion)


Spot Looks at Shapes by Eric Hill


Proverbs 18:10

"The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."

Nursery Rhyme

Wynken, Blynken & Nod

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe--
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.

(You can find the complete rhyme in many nursery rhyme books.)

Speech & Vocabulary

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

Indoor Games


My children have all loved doing somersaults.  Help your toddler learn how.  These should be done gently and with care so as not to hurt the neck.  Put a soft quilt on the floor and some cushions for extra comfort.

Classical Music

Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Children's Songs

If You're Happy and You Know It

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 -- le lait (milk)


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

Arts and Crafts

Red, Yellow & Blue Masterpiece:

Now that your toddler has been introduced to red, yellow and blue, you can create with these colors.  Cut out different shapes from red, yellow and blue construction paper.  Help your toddler to glue these shapes to a large piece of paper.  When the glue is dry, let your toddler add finishing touches to the masterpiece by coloring with her red, yellow, and blue crayons.

What to do in Week Two
(Just a suggestion)


So Many Bunnies: A Bedtime ABC and Counting Book by Rick Walton


Proverbs 18:10

"The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."


"Cradle Song" from Now We are Six by A. A. Milne

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for BABY.

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

Rhythm Sticks -- you can introduce the concept of rhythm to your toddler with rhythm sticks.  Put on the some music and tap the sticks to the beat.  Let your toddler have some sticks also and try to tap along with you.  March around the room with your rhythm sticks.  If you don't have any rhythm sticks you can use your wooden spoon puppets!


Mayo Mpapa (Icibemba--Zambian) from the African Lullaby CD


Wooden Spoon Puppets --  For this lesson use the wooden puppets you have created to put on a little puppet show for family members.  Teach your toddler how to stand or crouch behind a chair and hold his puppet up for the audience to see.

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 Jemima Puddle-Duck.


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