Tuesday, March 29, 2011
As much as M and I love "Dick and Jane," these types of homemade reading exercises add some variety and help kids to enjoy writing their letters and sounding out words. Activities like these also showcase an important benefit of homeschooling: the ability to tailor curriculum to your child's interests and abilities. For instance, M is still very eager for Easter to arrive, so this morning's mailbox messages focused on notes about bunnies, and eggs, and other Easter accoutrements. These types of activities also make learning easy and fun, so there's no need to set aside special time for "school," (unless that works well for your learners), but instead include games like this one as part of your routine play.
I just discovered this great phonics game, using Easter eggs, from another homeschooling mom.... M will love this!