In keeping with the ethos that at nursery level children are learning through play and exploration, this new level does not have a strict unit structure. Every unit, up to six new vocabulary words are introduced and reinforced, and vocabulary from previous units is consolidated. Either lesson 2 or 4 is a take home page for children to show their parents, with lyrics to a song on the Take Home CD so that parents and children can sing and do the actions together.
Hats On Top offers a developmental progression of early literacy skills. In the Nursery Level, children build book and print awareness through tracing shapes and lines and learning how to hold crayons.