Pre K Learning  

Posted in ,

In Our Preschool stage of learning I was chomping at the bit to get going with 'school.' Then I decided that children learn best by repetition. So I just did a million different things to get him to practice the letter sounds and he naturally learned more in the meantime.

Here are some of the things we did that worked with us to teach letter sounds and other rules of beginning to learn to read:

* I taught him to use the computer mouse and he played (a great/free resource that progressivly teaches kids to read)
* I purchased the Leap Frog Letter Factory DVD's and watched them frequently (the others are great too)
* Every chance I got we would practice letter sounds.
* We watched Rock n Learn Alphabet and Alphabet Circus (from the Library) he LOVED these!!! And still does. These can be annoying to the adults but my kids LOVE them and LEARN from them!
* would even go to YouTube and do a search for ABC sounds, ABC songs, and one thing would lead to the next.
* we tinkered with the free curriculum at some people love it but I think I got bored with it before he did.
* I taught him upper and lower case letters by making a flip alphabet line. Fold a construction paper in half and cut two slits half way up so you can put 3 letters on a page. Write caps on top and flip up and write lower case on the underneath side. If that doesn't make sense let me know and I can add a picture.

At this stage it is just not necessary to spend money on a curriculum. There are so many other resources out there you can use at little or no cost. Have fun with it!

This entry was posted on Sunday, July 11, 2010 and is filed under , . You can leave a response and follow any responses to this entry through the Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) .


Thank you for the lead. I love it. We will be using it as a resource. Thanks,

Post a Comment