Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 13

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

What to do in Week One
(Just a suggestion)


Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton


Proverbs 19:8

"He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good."

Nursery Rhyme

Little Jumping Joan

Here I am, little jumping Joan,
When nobody's with me
I'm always alone.

Speech & Vocabulary

Explaining: (at play time)  We are rolling this round ball back and forth.

Indoor Games

Ball Play

For this game you should collect at least 4 balls of different sizes.  You can roll the balls, carefully pass the balls, or gently kick the balls around the room.  You can line up the balls in size order and talk about how one ball is bigger or smaller than another.  You can also comment on the color of each ball.  There are always ways to bring learning into regular play.  Just keep it fun!

Classical Music

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, 3rd Movement

Children's Songs

It's a Small World

Foreign Languages

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

Part One: Learn a song in French -- Ainsi font, font, font
Part Two: French Vocabulary -- la table (table)


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

Arts and Crafts

Paint with Water:
This is an easy introduction to painting without all the mess.

Use a piece of construction paper, any color, a glass of water, and a medium size paint brush.  Let your toddler paint with water all over the paper.

What to do in Week Two
(Just a suggestion)


Baby Kermit's Color Book by Ellen Weiss


Proverbs 19:8

"He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good."


"Water-Lilies" from When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for TELEPHONE.

Outdoor Games

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

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles -- you will blow the bubbles for your todder.  Let your toddler chase the bubbles and try to pop them.

Musical Exploration

Orchestral Experience -- play the recording of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Purcell, Op. 34 by Benjamin Britten.


Dors Mon Goëland (Celtic) from the Celtic Cradle CD


Clothespin Puppets -- these puppets are a little more difficult to create can but offer more fun and variety.  Here is one example of a clothespin puppet.

You can also use spring clothespins.  You would use construction paper to draw a face on, use an oval shape, then fold so that the mouth would fit into the clothespin.  When you push the clothespin open the mouth will open and close.  You will need to glue it to the clothespin.  You could make a bird puppet and use the clothespin to make the beak open and close.

Nature Study

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

Art Appreciation

Children's Illustrators Art Appreciation

Dr. Seuss -- Show your toddler the artwork of Dr. Seuss in the book Oh, the Places You'll Go!


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