Monday, June 12, 2017

It's Manipulative Mania

Anyone who doesn't teach or homeschool their kids will think this title is about something else. But those of us who do know that it's about the full-throttled mania that happens when kids get manipulatives in their hands.

We finally opened Mother Goose Time's Alphabet Island theme today. I have to be honest and tell you that I wasn't excited about this theme. I thought it was simply a review box with the only connection being the alphabet. Well, I was WRONG and it turns out that this theme is really about the alphabet and things on islands which is totally like my favorite thing ever. Ugh. I wish I had started on it sooner. Tomorrow we will hit the ground running with this one (and continue with our Bugs box because we are so not done with that!)

We are still in the depths of The Move. I'm starting to go a little cray-cray. I found an amazing dresser that shall henceforth be called "The Ultimate Homeschool Dresser" because it is. I'm going to chalk paint it white and it's going to look even more amazing. So I had to take out my old storage curio and move things around and let's just say that we are not there yet but we will be at some point this summer. Or I will go insane. 

I opened the box for them and the mania started. 

*see The Dresser?


This month included little foam letter mats and these cool peg things. 


The CD is filled with "Island-y" sounding songs and I loved it.


Tiny B asked for the bear manipulatives from a previous month so I got out the box in which I store these manipulatives. 


She "let" Strong B play with the letters. (She can be a bit of a bossy big sister). 


She began categorizing by color and she soon had a whole imaginative scenario going in her head. 


Strong B joined her in the scenario. 


So thankful for this box of manipulatives which I've collected over almost the last two years with MGT. It gave me two solid hours of unpacking/organizing and it gave the kids a whole different world in their heads. 

*I  receive Mother Goose Time curriculum in exchange for my honest sharing of experiences, resulting from our personal use. All opinions/thoughts are my own and are in no way influenced by others.


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