Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 22

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

What to do in Week One
(Just a suggestion)


Baby Einstein See and Spy Counting by Julie Aigner-Clark


Proverbs 29:18

"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

Nursery Rhyme

Bell Horses

Bell horses, bell horses,
what time of day?
One o'clock, two o'clock,
three and away!

Speech & Vocabulary

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

Indoor Games

Puzzle Play

Look for wooden puzzles (with knobs) that are made just for toddlers.  If you are not able to buy any, then you can create your own very simple puzzles.  From craft foam sheets or cardboard, cut out a few simple shapes (circle, square and diamond).  See if your toddler can put them back into the right places.  Have fun with puzzles!

Classical Music

Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata

Children's Songs

Puff ~ The Magic Dragon

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 -- la tête (head)


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

Arts and Crafts

Cotton Ball Gluing Experience

This craft will take team work.  You spread a small amount of glue on a blue piece of construction paper.  Then let your toddler put a cotton ball on the glue.  Show her how it will stick to the paper.  Make a scene of clouds in the sky!

What to do in Week Two
(Just a suggestion)


Miss Spider's ABC by David Kirk


Proverbs 29:18

"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."


"Buttercup Days" from Now We are Six by A. A. Milne

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for RAIN.

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

Loud, Soft, Fast, Slow

As the title of this exploration suggests, play a variety to music to show how music can be loud or soft or fast or slow.  Make a picture of a lion to hold up when the music is loud.  Make a picture of a mouse to hold up when the music is soft.  Make a picture of a rabbit to show when the music is fast, and a picture of a turtle to show when the music is slow.  See if your toddler can pick the right picture after you have showed a few examples.


Carneirinho 1, 2, 3 (Brazilian) from the Brazilian Lullaby CD


String Puppets

Play with the puppets you made last lesson.

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 bookThe Napping House by Don and Audrey Wood.


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