During our study of the different types of people and animal homes we discovered that we can live in houses, apartments, houseboats, and tents; but one thing they all have in common is they are all "home" when we have our family to share it with us.
One of our favorite parts of this themed unit has been the Map of the World (thank you Mother Goose Time!). It has allowed for MANY conversations about locations, continents, countries, animals, climates, homes of the world, methods of traveling from place to place!
A day doesn't go by that one of my littles isn't asking me another question.
"Where is this, Ms. Donna?" "Why does the whale live here?" "Can we fly in a plane to here?" "Will you take me?"
I L.O.V.E. these little moments of conversation that equal big learning for little minds. They are prompting the inquiry of information. They are engaged and interested. They are coming up with genuine questions about the world around them and it allows for lots of chatter about who we are, where we live, what we like, and where we want to go!
In the above image on of my little four's comes up to the map multiple times each day and states, "Ms. Donna, I want to go see the leopards...those right there in Africa!" He didn't know it was a leopard prior to displaying this map. He didn't know that leopards live in Africa, or where Africa was on a map....He does now!
Big learning, little minds, big conversations...
All in a day of play at Woolsey Academy!
I wish you well and I hope you get to play today!
Life is made of moments...
"There isn't anything more full of hope, joy and peace than a child's smile... It captures the mundane and makes it extraordinary." - LaDonna Woolsey
I am a Mother Goose Time Blogger. I decided to become one after trying their products because I they are comprehensive and serve my mixed age group well. I do receive products to review from Mother Goose Time and do so with my own honest and thorough opinions. For more information, please contact me at Ladonna@woolseyacademy.com