April Adventures

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It’s April! That means it’s autism awareness month.

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My kids and many kiddos I work with are on the autism spectrum.

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Autism means you interpret the world differently and learn differently about the world.

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One helpful way to teach spectrum students is through theme studies.

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Mother Goose Time is a theme based curriculum designed for preschoolers, but it can be modified for different stages.

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In multi age/stage programs I find Mother Goose Time to be a great resource for teaching little learners basic concepts.

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Older students enjoy expanding on the topics, researching deeper, and developing their own projects around the themes.

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Mother Goose Time comes with all the supplies you need to teach a unit and provides ideas for expanding on lessons.

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Through hands on activities, manipulatives, crafts, music, etc – students love learning about the world around them.

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The world around us is currently melting as April means spring finally is arriving in Michigan.

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We still have snow in our yard, but students are encouraged to hunt for signs of spring.

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Students this week used their spring senses and started learning about spring changes.

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One of our favorite spring changes is watching for caterpillars that will morph into butterflies!

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We rolled red and yellow playdoh to make orange caterpillars.

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We did critter math, shape math, art smart shapes and colors…

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We will continue learning about spring changes during the weeks ahead.

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Our child development class is learning how to teach little ones about spring and about how kids grow more during spring!

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We facilitate lots of different classes for all ages: tot to teen homeschool groups and tutoring sessions continue year round.

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This spring we’re changing up some programs to meet requests for more parent and provider classes as well.

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From bonding with baby playgroups, youth services, family events, parent workshops, and provider trainings – we’re growing!

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Our littlest learners have been enjoying learning how they, the flowers, and animals are growing.

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We took a field trip to see animals in action over spring break!

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Other field trips and programs are already being planned for spring and summer!

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For more information about our learning adventures visit www.MiFamilies.com or email Christi@MiFamilies.com

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To network with my family or Mi Families members/team find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest…

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You can explore our educational resources and adventure ideas on Pinterest.

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You can learn more about Mother Goose Time resources at www.MotherGooseTime.com

 

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