Nursery Age 1 - Lesson 9

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

What to do in Week One
(Just a suggestion)


Crunch Munch by Jonathan London


Proverbs 15:29

"The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous."

Nursery Rhyme

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

One, two, buckle my shoe,
Three, four, shut the door,
Five, six, pick up sticks,
Seven, eight, lay them straight,
Nine, ten, begin again.

Speech & Vocabulary

Explaining: (at dressing time)  After we put on your coat and shoes we will go outside.

Indoor Games

Line up the Shoes

This is a game was discovered by our daughter!  She loves to take shoes and line them up in a row.  Start with a pile of shoes and show your toddler how to place them together in pairs and line them up along a wall.  Don't worry if your toddler doesn't match up all the pairs, but placing them in a line should be a fun task!

Classical Music

Bach: Siciliano from Sonata No. 4 for Keyboard & Violin BWV 1017

Children's Songs

I'm a Little Teapot

Foreign Languages

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

Part One: Learn a song in French -- Fais dodo
Part Two: French Vocabulary -- le chat (cat)


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)


Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book (Bright & Early Board Book)


Proverbs 15:29

"The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous."


"Corner-of-the-Street" from When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne

Sign Language

Suggestion:  Teach the sign for BUTTERFLY.

Outdoor Games

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

Sleigh Ride -- this would have to be done in the winter with snow.  Using a baby sleigh and wrapping your toddler up warmly, enjoy pulling your toddler in the snow.  Stop and take notice of nature around you.

If you don't have snow where you live, just take many walks with a stroller.

Musical Exploration

Recorder Fun -- you can purchase a soprano recorder for less than $10.00.  Teach your toddler how to carefully treat the instrument, and then let him have fun blowing away.  Purchase one for yourself and learn to play.  It is a great instrument to learn for anyone, no matter your musical background.  It also provides a fun way to make music together as a family.  Eventually you can add alto, tenor, bass, and sopranino recorders to your family recorder consort.  Of course it will still be a few years away before you toddler can really play the instrument, but it makes for a fun and easy introduction to a real instrument.  Visit Dolmetsch Online for help with recorder playing.


Yao Yah Yao (Mandarin) from the Lullabies Around the World CD


Foot Puppets -- this is a fun alternative to always using your hands to move puppets.  Create puppets out of socks and place on your feet, your toddler's feet, too.  Lay on your back and watch your puppets move.

Nature Study

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

Art Appreciation

Children's Illustrators Art Appreciation

Anne Rockwell -- Show your toddler the artwork of Anne Rockwell in the book Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Do You Know Me?


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