Reading

Corri - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have been so far teaching my daughter "reading" on my own. She is currently four, and knows her upper and lower case letters and is starting to learn sounds. I am just curious what curriculum/methods people have had success with, and would love some advice on it all.

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Cheryl - posted on 06/15/2009

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Congrads!! I had started doing that on my own too. We did alot of the workbooks you can get at the Dollar Store or Walmart. We also had thrown in a few sight word flashcards- like her name, Mom, Dad, etc Then I went to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and found it too easy for her. She was bored. For her kindergarden, we did Christian Liberty Press- Adventures in Phonics A. It comes with 4 readers and we got tons more at the library. Now at the end of kindergarden, she's a very good beginner reader. I had some Rod and Staff & A Beka 1st grade reader books for her that she's already reading. She can read most Suess and Eastman books easily.

The big thing I think is enouragement. We set up a chart for 100 words- her first 100 words that she read all by herself then she got a prize or treat (for her it was picking out a movie at the rental place). Then we made a 100 books chart and every 25 books that she read with no help she again got a movie.

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Tamara - posted on 11/02/2010

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Learn to Read at www.Starfall.com is a wonderful free program. That will just back up what you are doing with her. My children all love it and my 1yos is actually sitting next to the 3yos and 5yos while the 5yos does the program, I am sure they are all learning together as last week my 3yos brought to me a piece of paper with several letters that were recognizable. What a blessing to be such a part of their education.

Crystal - posted on 07/30/2010

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We are using Progressive Phonics also for my almost 4 year old...love that it's free and she can already sound out the words from the the first book in Part one ....

Lindsey - posted on 11/29/2009

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I'm using Progressive Phonics. It is available for free on-line. My kids really like the stories. I like that it uses both phonics and sight reading.

Cheryl - posted on 08/22/2009

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I've found a wonderful phonics curriculum entitled Alphabet Island. You can check it out at: www.eagleswingsed.com My children LOVE this curriculum. It is thorough, yet fun and not too much prep work for Mom.

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