Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 15

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

What to do in Week One
(Just a suggestion)


Little Bird Biddle Bird by David Kirk


Proverbs 21:21

"He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour."

Nursery Rhyme

Thirty Days Hath September

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting leap year, that's the time
When February's days are twenty-nine.

Speech & Vocabulary

Explaining: (at eating time)  You open your mouth to put in the spoon.

Indoor Games

Advanced Peek-a-boo

For this game you will play a very simple version of hide-and-seek.  You can call to your toddler from another room, and as she gets close to you jump out and say peek-a-boo.  You can hide behind a chair or door.  Have fun!

Classical Music

Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1062 Second Movement

Children's Songs

Teddy Bear Picnic

Foreign Languages

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

Part One: Learn a song in French -- Savez-vous planter les choux?
Part Two: French Vocabulary -- la maison (house)


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

Arts and Crafts

Green, Orange & Purple Masterpiece:

Now that your toddler has been introduced to green, orange and purple, you can create with these colors.  Cut out different shapes from green, orange and purple 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 green, orange and purple crayons.

What to do in Week Two
(Just a suggestion)


Number One, Tickle Your Tum by John Prater


Proverbs 21:21

"He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour."


"The Christening" from When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for COOKIE.

Outdoor Games

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

Wagon Rides -- you can take your toddler for a ride in a wagon.  Try to make sure your toddler is securely sitting (not standing) in the wagon.  Do not pull too fast and stay in safe areas.  Sometimes your toddler may find it more fun to pull the wagon himself.  Just put stuffed animals or dolls in the wagon for your toddler to pull.

Musical Exploration

Dance with Scarves -- find some light scarves in a variety of colors if possible.  If not, just one scarf will do.  Put on some dance music and improvise with the scarves.  Show your toddler how the scarves can move through the air.  Wave them back and forth, sway, turn, and so on.


Três Beijinhos (Brazilian) from the Brazilian Lullaby CD


Paper Plate Puppets -- You take two paper plates and staple or tape them together, leaving an opening at the bottom for your hand to fit in.  Draw a face of a person or animal on one side of the paper plate puppet.  You can add construction paper ears, yarn for hair, or possibly a mane for a lion.  Let your toddler help create this one.

You could make a teddy bear paper plate puppet to use when you sing the Teddy Bear Picnic song.

Nature Study

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

Art Appreciation

Children's Illustrators Art Appreciation

Kate Greenaway -- Show your toddler the artwork of Kate Greenaway in the book Marigold Garden. (This book is available online.)


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