Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 20

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

What to do in Week One
(Just a suggestion)


Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong


Proverbs 28:6

"Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich."

Nursery Rhyme

Betty Blue

Little Betty Blue
Lost her holiday shoe;
What shall little Betty do?
Give her another
To match the other
And then she'll walk upon two.

Speech & Vocabulary

Giving Directions: (at bath time) Hand me your washcloth.

Indoor Games

Sponge Walk

This activity requires about 4 sponges, soft and large enough for your toddler to walk on.  Place the sponges in a path and help your toddler walk on the sponges in bare feet.  You can have more sponges for a longer walk, or quickly bring the first 2 and place them at the front of the path as your toddler moves along.  Talk about how the sponges feel on your toddler's feet.  You could use dry or wet sponges.

Classical Music

Dvorak: Humoresque in G-flat Major No. 7, Opus 101

Children's Songs

Octopus  (Charlotte Diamond)

Foreign Languages

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

Part One: Learn a song in French -- Ah! vous dirai-je Maman
Part Two: French Vocabulary -- l'oiseau (bird)


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

Arts and Crafts

Sidewalk Chalk

On a nice day you can go outside and draw with sidewalk chalk.

What to do in Week Two
(Just a suggestion)


The Hullabaloo ABC by Beverly Cleary


Proverbs 28:6

"Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich."


"The Friend" from Now We are Six by A. A. Milne

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for BALL.

Outdoor Games

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

Sand Play -- continue with ideas from last lesson.  You could let your toddler touch and feel both dry and wet sand.  How are they different?

Musical Exploration

Drawing to Music

Play different types of music as your toddler draws with crayons.  Do you notice a change in the pattern of his drawing as the music changes?  Try drawing with your toddler and explore different patterns and designs with the music.  Your toddler may not be ready yet to change his drawing patterns along with the music, and this is just fine.  This is just for fun!


Edo Komoriuta (Japanese) from the Lullabies Around the World CD


Stick Puppets

Make two stick puppets of matching shoes.  When you recite the nursery rhyme you can hide one of the shoes as Betty loses it, and then bring it back at the appropriate time.  You could also make a puppet of a bird to use when reviewing the foreign language vocabulary word.  Paint stirring sticks work great!

Nature Study

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

Art Appreciation

Children's Illustrators Art Appreciation

Tasha Tudor -- Show your toddler the artwork of Tasha Tudor in the book Give Us This Day: The Lord's Prayer.


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