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~Early Childhood at Home~
by Katrina Lybbert
This curriculum has grown out of the experiences I have had in teaching my own preschool age children at home. I would like to share what I have learned to help you, as you also strive to have enjoyable learning experiences with your preschool child. I hope the ideas I share will help many children gain skills on the path to lifelong reading & learning.
The basic idea for this curriculum is not original, there are many variations on teaching a letter a week to preschool children. However, I have come up with my own variation and method of doing so. These are my own ideas. They work best with preschool children being taught one on one in the home. As with any curriculum, you should adapt it to your own child and his or her needs.
I feel it is very important that when teaching each letter you focus on only one sound at a time. The letter A, for example, has many different sounds. The first time the letter A is taught, I have chosen to focus on its short vowel sound. While words such as airplane, acorn, and aerobics, start with the letter A, they do not focus on the short vowel sound. Focus on one sound a week, and reading skills will come quickly for your child. It truly does help!!
Some children may begin to read on their own even before finishing all the letters. Others will not, and that is okay too! I know the time you spend with your child, as you learn each Letter of the Week, will create many happy memories and be a bonding experience for you both. Enjoy the adventure of learning!
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Scheduling the Weeks
Scheduling the Days
CLICK ON THE LETTER FOR THE IDEAS