Wikki Stix Letters

I'm always looking for new ways to get my preschooler interested in making letters, whether through drawing, painting, Play-Doh, chalk, or writing in the steam on the shower door.  Any way to get him making letters!  He recently hit 500 on his "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" reading log, and as a reward, our local library … Continue reading Wikki Stix Letters

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Ron Paul Curriculum Trial

As part of our summer plans, we wanted to have some actual academic time amidst all the running through the sprinkler and playing in the pool.  I have had my eye on Ron Paul's home school curriculum for a while, and summer seemed an ideal time to give it a test run. For those unfamiliar … Continue reading Ron Paul Curriculum Trial

Literacy Games: Bananagrams

We love the game Bananagrams, which is essentially Scrabble without a board.  We come up with lots of little activities to use the letters and work on our early literacy skills. The other day, we tried something new.  As we were reading a book, we picked out an important word or two from each page … Continue reading Literacy Games: Bananagrams

Chalk It Up

More handwriting practice today!  My three-year-old has really been into the Reading 1A trial course from the Ron Paul Curriculum.  He has only watched the first three videos, but he's watched each of them several times over the past five days and is asking for them, as well as Math 1A.  He is still not … Continue reading Chalk It Up

Follow the Child

Just yesterday I wrote that I wasn't sure if my three-year-old was ready to try handwriting yet this summer. He's been loving with the Ron Paul Curriculum this summer, but mainly focusing on phonics, not handwriting. Then today he went outside, grabbed a piece of sidewalk chalk, and wrote an absolutely perfect capital A. This … Continue reading Follow the Child