Long have I longed for this day: my child joyfully reading entire books, entirely unprovoked. Oh what a blessing, what a relief. All those hours of wondering, worrying – will he ever read? No amount of anecdotes or testimonies or re-assurance from education experts – “a child growing up in a literate society/household will […]
There’s a myriad of ways for a child to consolidate the phonics knowledge he/she has gained. Here’s just a few of our favourite ways. Salt/sand/teabag tray A tray with a sheet of coloured card sprinkled liberally with table salt makes a great tactile writing board. Children can draw lines, shapes, and letters with their fingers. […]
We are now at the phonics stage with child #3. Here are the methods we use. 1. Alphabet wall poster/wall-hanging These are really popular – think the kind of thing plastered round the walls of a nursery school 🙂 I decided to make something myself since I don’t want my dining room to look like […]
After reading about these primers on lots of US homeschool blogs we decided to give them a try. First of all I perused the digital archived copies on archive.org. I printed off the Revised Primer for free, then cut and bound it into a pamphlet to use with our 8 year old. Originally published in […]
Garden birds have become a hot topic in the last few weeks here. J has been spotting birds on the feeder, including robins, blue tits, great tits and goldfinches.