Monday, June 24, 2013

Just What T Bear Needed


One of the reasons our move stressed me was T Bear.  Shocking, right?  I know you can't even imagine my perfect oldest son causing me stress.  Haha!

Although he is a great kid, T Bear requires a lot of attention.  With a new baby in my arms I was completely unable to give T Bear all of the attention he wanted.  I was extremely worried because our move meant that there would be no more preschool and no more regular play dates with friends.

With this worry on my shoulders plus many more, we moved.  I tried to have faith that something would work out and our move to OR would be successful.

The first blessing was a hole in the fence, where my boys made new friends.  The second blessing arrive on our door step from Mother Goose Time.  Mother Goose Time is the curriculum we used for T Bear's preschool in Seattle.*  

Inside this box were numerous activities, art projects, workbooks, and a music CD.  All we had to do was "add water" (well this time we did literally add water).  The boys were extremely delighted to have "preschool" again at our house.

We have invited our neighbor friends over to join us.

Since then, when I am able to get the Little Grizzly down for a nap, we pull out something from the box.  T Bear loves the structured activity, the time to learn, create, explore, and ask questions.  T Bear loves having me give him some direct attention and engage with him on his level.

Our recent lessons have been about lakes, rivers, rafts, and beavers.  We threw out a blue blanket that has served as a lake and a river.  The boys have been busy beavers building dams on the river, or building rafts to float in, or practicing their swimming.  I love the creativity that can come out of a simple blue blanket.  

I am so grateful for this opportunity to spend with him each day.  Before I know it he will be off to kindergarten and I will miss him terribly.  This Mother Goose Time box is just what T Bear (and I) needed to make our summer fun.

-Miss T

*If anyone is interested in how we did our co-op preschool using Mother Goose Time, just let me know.

1 comment:

  1. I am really curious about this mother goose information. I would like to know about your co-op and also what you got for the summer now with the boys. I feel like I need something for my kids this summer to help them want to learn and not just watch tv. Thanks