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Toddler Lesson Plan: September

We have been going through a major transition in our household. Brighton Baby has gone down from two naps a day to just one. I didn’t think it would be a big deal, but WOW. There is a lot of extra time to fill in our day. Haha.

One day, I was laying on the floor watching her play [read: looking at my phone and occasionally looking up to check on her] and it just hit me like a ton of bricks. What the F am I doing?!

Now before you @ me… I give her plenty of individual play time as well as quiet time. I’m not looking for parenting advice on this topic. I am simply sharing what has been going on in OUR household and what works best for US. 🙂

As a new mom, I felt like a piece of garbage. I should be teaching her ALL the things. Now, I realize that I instantly put a ton of pressure on myself and I hated every second of that feeling. Feeling helpless, I texted my friend who has a daughter Brighton’s age. Her daughter attends daycare and I wanted to know what her day looked like. In addition, I texted my sister-in-law, who has been a nanny for several years to inquire about how nannies structure their days. What I found was that on both ends of the spectrum there were intentions set.

I decided that it would be a fantastic idea to set intentions for our day by creating weekly themes. This would then allow for us to learn casual lessons through song and play with a focus in mind. I created a “lesson plan” that takes us all the way through the first of the year and have a TON of material prepped for 2020. With everyone going back to school, I thought it would be fun to share what we intend to focus on each month starting with September.

September Lesson Plan


Instruments – xylophone, maracas, claves, sleigh bells, tambourine


Colors – Green, Orange, Purple


Farm Animals – Cow, Sheep, Chicken, Horse, Pig


Fall – Leaves, Pumpkins, Apples, Harvest 


Vegetables – Broccoli, Carrots, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Bell Pepper


Sensory Bins

Field Trips


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