Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 21

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

What to do in Week One
(Just a suggestion)


Again! by John Prater


Proverbs 28:26

"He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered."

Nursery Rhyme

Peter Piper

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers;
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Speech & Vocabulary

Giving Directions: (at play time) Turn around and clap your hands.

Indoor Games

Cardboard Adventure

You will need a large cardboard box, maybe 2 or 3.  Unfold the box and make a very long strip of cardboard to spread down your hallway.  On each section of the cardboard strip, write or draw a picture of a different habitat (ocean, jungle, desert, mountains, etc.).  Walk along the strip with your toddler.  As you come to each new section play an imagination game.  Imagine you are a whale in the ocean and swim, or imagine you are a cactus in the desert standing very tall.  If you can get pictures for each of these habitats, then you will be able to show your toddler exactly what you mean.  Enjoy this adventure, be as creative as you wish.

Classical Music

Bach: Partita for Keyboard No. 1 in B-flat Major BWV 825 Prelude

Children's Songs

The ABC's of You  (Fred Penner)

Foreign Languages

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

Part One: Learn a song in French -- Joyeux anniversaire
Part Two: French Vocabulary -- le soleil (sun)


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

Arts and Crafts

Finger-painting with Pudding

This craft is as delicious as it sounds.  Place a medium amount of pudding on a dinner plate.  Sit at the table and draw pictures in the pudding with your toddler.  Lick your fingers often.  <smile>

What to do in Week Two
(Just a suggestion)


The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown


Proverbs 28:26

"He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered."


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

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for PLEASE.

Outdoor Games

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

Water Play -- set a sprinkler on your lawn and have fun running through it with your toddler.  You could also set up a small tub of water, or a toddler swimming pool in your backyard, and then let your toddler play with boats and other water toys.  Always supervise your toddler near water.

Musical Exploration

Marching -- choose some Sousa marches to listen to with your toddler.  March around the house.  Can you march fast or slow?  Can you march with your knees up high or way down low?


Iskiereczka (Polish) from the World Sings Goodnight 2 CD


String Puppets -- These are the last type of puppets we will create for Nursery Age 1.  They are more complicated and you will need to supervise your toddler while using these puppets.  Find two paint stirring sticks or two dowels and cross them like this: +.  Tie strings to each of the 4 ends.  Attach the strings to a small doll or moveable stuffed animal (whatever you would like it to be).  I would just tie the 2 ends on each side onto the arms of the doll.  Let your puppet dance!

Nature Study

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

Art Appreciation

Children's Illustrators Art Appreciation

Don Wood -- Show your toddler the artwork of Don Wood in the book Piggies by Don and Audrey Wood.


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