As we pass Thanksgiving and await Christmas, we await the season of winter and observe nature preparing for snow. We observe the last of the leaves falling off trees and animals preparing for the cold weather. This week our child care, early ed programs, homeschool services and tutor time students learned about how the animals prepare for winter.
This week tots to teens learned about migration, hibernation and adaptation. From butterflies and birds to bugs, bats and bears – animals react differently to the cold coming. Some students said they’d like to migrate to warmer weather, most said they like to adapt to the changes and stay and play in the snow – a few wanted to sleep away the time like our local bears.
As younger students did animal activities, older students did research. All ages and stages work together in our multi-age programs, often using the same curriculums. Curriculums like Mother Goose Time are easy to lesson plan around with their open ended themes. Currently we are transitioning from animal themes to holiday themes throughout our programs.
Mi Families facilitates programs for youth, their parents and providers. Our education through recreation approach makes learning fun for all ages. Families and those who work with families are currently helping us plan out our winter services. Listening to participant recommendations we often continue to offer the same programs year round, while adding new ideas.
We listen to the recommendations from adults and children in our programs. This winter members have asked for more provider workshops, family events and educational programs for youth. Some of our education programs are parent and me based. This means parents and preschoolers enjoy learning times together, as well as parents join in tutor times to learn tips to extend lessons at home.
If you’d like more information about our educational programs for children or adults please email Christi@MiFamilies.com. If you’d like to network with other family members or team members find us on social media sites – like LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube… If you have questions about the curriculum mentioned (and photos supporting their materials) visit www.MotherGooseTime.com