Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 8

(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 Shapes by Julie Aigner-Clark


Proverbs 15:1

"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger."

Nursery Rhyme

This Old Man

This old man, he played one,
He played Knick Knack
On my drum!
With a Knick Knack Paddy Whack,
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

Speech & Vocabulary

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

Indoor Games

Telephone Talk

For this game you will need one or two toy telephones.  Just have a fun pretend conversation with your toddler on the phone.  Toddlers love to imitate and talking on the phone is a favourite.

Classical Music

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

Children's Songs

Rubber Duckie

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 -- la pomme (apple)


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)


Numbears: A Counting Book by Kathleen Hague


Proverbs 15:1

"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger."


"A Thought" from Now We are Six by A. A. Milne

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for FLOWER.

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

Farm "Moosic" -- this can be a lot of fun.  Bring out stuffed animals or puppets of different farm animals.  Create your own song with your toddler using the sounds of animals.  Baa, baa, moo, moo, cock-a-doodle-doo... quack, quack, quack, quack, woof, woof, moo!


He Punahele (Hawaiian) from the World Sings Goodnight 2 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 Tony's Bread.


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