My DD reads well. She basically taught herself. We used puzzles to make letters, I would tell her the sounds, etc... Then she wanted to write stories, lists, make a calendar, she would copy words that she found interesting. She learned how to read by spelling and seeing all the words that she liked or the stories she was making. We use the McGuffey readers now and do spelling dictation on the words she does not know how to spell or read. That said, should I do a formal Phonics with her? What if a child reads well but needs more practice and has some phonics, should the child continue with the phonics or just keep on with the reading practice?
Bev asked a great question about where in the timeline of chronological history should we begin when teaching younger students. Which time period is more developmentally appropriate? (Bev, please let me know if I've understood your question correctly.) Here is the new blog post about this topic: The History Rotation: Part II . Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas! :)
Hello! Good to meet you all! My son is in year 1 this year. I've bought the guide for Child's History of the World (LOVE it by the way!). Was curious if there was a release date for the year 1 guide yet? I see it's coming this year, but was just curious if there was a date. We're still kinda gearing up due to the fact I'm due with another little boy next month and we've been moving/family medical issues/etc, so no huge thing. Just curious. :)