One of the things that I mentioned wanting to focus on this homeschool year is learning to read and of course we’re off to a great start.
I got the shock of a lifetime the other day when my three year old read this month’s I Can Read book to me with very little help.
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This is the second year that we’re using Mother Goose Time. Last homeschool year, we focused on using the jumbo letter cards to learn letters and sounds. And when the little guy mastered that, we moved on to rhyming and a few other important pre-reading skills.
This year, we’ve been working on sight words using the sight word pointers that we get each month. Thus far, we’ve learned it, is, a, the, I, and see. And there’s no doubt that we love the word puzzles that come in our preschool curriculum kits too.
Mother Goose Time pairs sight words with phonics, which makes for an awesome foundation when it comes to teaching preschoolers to read.
I couldn’t even begin to believe it, so I pulled out another Learn to Read book that we had and lo and behold he got through most of that one too.
What I love about the I Can Read books from Mother Goose Time is that they build on one another throughout the school year.
I see the sun.
I see a cloud.
I see a tree.
I see a nest.
I see a bird.
I see snow.
Simple books like this one are a great way to encourage little kids while they’re learning to read. It gives them the opportunity to feel successful, which definitely builds their confidence.
The I Can Read books focus on a few sight words as well as a few vocabulary words that can be read somewhat intuitively based on the pictures. In this case, the sight words from this month were I, see, and a. And from last month, the was included.
I am so excited to see how the little guy progresses going forward. This kid loves books and the fact that Mother Goose Time sends us books that he can actually read by himself is nothing less than amazing.
We’ve been having so much fun learning about weather and the four seasons. And next month is all about a Rainforest Adventure. Doesn’t that sound like so much fun? We’re totally looking forward to it.
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