Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 7

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

What to do in Week One
(Just a suggestion)


A Color of His Own by Lio Lionni


Proverbs 14:26

"In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge."

Nursery Rhyme

Pease Porridge Hot

Pease porridge hot,
Pease porridge cold,
Pease porridge in the pot,
Nine days old!

Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot,
Nine days old!

Speech & Vocabulary

Comparing: (at eating time) My spoon is big and your spoon is little...

Indoor Games

Cereal Transfer

This is a game for fine motor skill development.  Find two containers that your child will find easy to put his hand in and out of.  It could be two small bowls, or two cups, or two plastic containers.  Fill one of the containers with some dry cereal.  Show your toddler how to move the cereal from one container to another.  Let you toddler do this for as long as he wants.  He can eat it when done playing!

Classical Music

Bach: Minuet in G, BWV Anh. 116

Children's Songs

Little White Shoes  (Joe McDermott)

Foreign Languages

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

Part One: Learn a song in French -- Tout le monde aime les bananes
Part Two: French Vocabulary -- l'étoile (star)


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

Arts and Crafts

The art lessons will begin at Lesson 11.  Until then just introduce your toddler to jumbo crayons and paper.  Scribble away!

What to do in Week Two
(Just a suggestion)


A Book of Hugs by Dave Ross


Proverbs 14:26

"In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge."


"Hoppity" from When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for THANK YOU.

Outdoor Games

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

Christmas Light Walk -- this would have to be done in the month of December.  If it is too cold to walk, you could take a drive in the car.

Musical Exploration

Jazz -- introduce your toddler to the world of jazz.  This type of music has less frequently been played in our family.  If this has not been the case in your family, then choose a different style of music that you may not listen to very often.  There is so much good music out there that you can find something new.

If you have some toy saxophones, drums, trumpets or other toy "jazz" instruments, get them out and pretend to play along.


Toutouiq (Celtic) from the Celtic Cradle CD


Glove Puppets -- you can find glove puppets at the store or easily make your own.  The glove puppets we found at the store were in the form of animals.  Our daughter enjoys putting these on her hand and playing with them as they stay on better than hand puppets.  To make your own just use a pair of old/new gloves.  You can treat them like finger puppets and put faces and hair on each finger, or you can use the fingers of the glove like feet.  The puppets can be big or small depending on the size of glove you use.

Nature Study

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

Art Appreciation

Children's Illustrators Art Appreciation

Tomie dePaola -- Show your toddler the artwork of Tomie dePaola in the book Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale.


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