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It’s April! That means it’s autism awareness month.
My kids and many kiddos I work with are on the autism spectrum.
Autism means you interpret the world differently and learn differently about the world.
One helpful way to teach spectrum students is through theme studies.
Mother Goose Time is a theme based curriculum designed for preschoolers, but it can be modified for different stages.
In multi age/stage programs I find Mother Goose Time to be a great resource for teaching little learners basic concepts.
Older students enjoy expanding on the topics, researching deeper, and developing their own projects around the themes.
Mother Goose Time comes with all the supplies you need to teach a unit and provides ideas for expanding on lessons.
Through hands on activities, manipulatives, crafts, music, etc – students love learning about the world around them.
The world around us is currently melting as April means spring finally is arriving in Michigan.
We still have snow in our yard, but students are encouraged to hunt for signs of spring.
Students this week used their spring senses and started learning about spring changes.
One of our favorite spring changes is watching for caterpillars that will morph into butterflies!
We rolled red and yellow playdoh to make orange caterpillars.
We did critter math, shape math, art smart shapes and colors…
We will continue learning about spring changes during the weeks ahead.
Our child development class is learning how to teach little ones about spring and about how kids grow more during spring!
We facilitate lots of different classes for all ages: tot to teen homeschool groups and tutoring sessions continue year round.
This spring we’re changing up some programs to meet requests for more parent and provider classes as well.
From bonding with baby playgroups, youth services, family events, parent workshops, and provider trainings – we’re growing!
Our littlest learners have been enjoying learning how they, the flowers, and animals are growing.
We took a field trip to see animals in action over spring break!
Other field trips and programs are already being planned for spring and summer!
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