My littlest really wasn't ready for kindergarten...I can see that now but now we are finishing out the year. I want to homeschool him over the summer to re-prepare him for kindgergarten, which he will have to take over. At this point in the year, even with one on one tutoring at school and us working with him at home, he still doesn't know all his letter sounds and is just starting to put together a few words. I'm wondering about curriculum. Any suggestions on reading curriculum?
My 5yo LOVES Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. I hate it, it's slow moving, but he LOVES it, so we do it. He's very proud of himself and being able to "read." He still mixes up sounds because he's trying to just go through it, but when I make him really look at the letters, he usually gets it right. He's not in kinder this year, and this reading thing is his idea. He turned 5 in November. But next year he wants to be in 1st. No way is he ready!
I've been working with my 4 y/o from the suggestions in Ruth Beechick's book "The 3 R's", we have played a lot of alphabet games and he is reading a little and asking what certain letters spell. He is my youngest of 3 boys.
My kids used looney tunes phonics. It is online online phonics program that is a lot of fun and very educational. play lots of games, read a ton, and remember reading is very gradual. It will literally just turn on one day like a switch. Some kids also take a more gradual approach so you can see the progress more easily. Make it fun and he will do great. A lot of boys take longer in certain areas and then suddenly take off.
Oak meadow is a great curriculum. As for reading specifically I am going to start with all about reading prelevel. My best advice though is don't push. They will read when they are capable of it. Pm any don't even start reading until age 7/8. We use the Waldorf method which has kindergarten start at age 6, first grade at age 7. So at age 7 they learn their letters and how to read.