Monday, September 23, 2013
Tactile Reading Using Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons & ABC Fishing Game
My oldest son is a very visual learner and learned easily and quickly just from books. My youngest is bored with books and his attention only lasts about a minute. So, I decided to try some more hands-on learning using the same book I used with my oldest--Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons--combined with Cranium Polar Bear ABC Game (that I bought for my oldest child but never really used since he learned really well visually and the game itself isn't that fun). This is working GREAT!!! I put the letters that that lesson covers in the fishing hole--today it was m, t, s, e, a and r. He fishes for the letters and then says the sound each makes when he "catches" it with the fishing pole. Then I write the words he is to practice reading that day on a piece of paper. He catches the letters and puts them on the paper. Then he sounds out the word. It is working really well. He is learning quickly, having fun, and not fighting me anymore on his reading lessons!
I highly recommend Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. It is quick, simple and really works for visual learners!
I don't really recommend Polar Bear ABC as a game since it doesn't have all the letters of the alphabet and really wasn't that fun. BUT it works great for how I am using it. You could use magnetic fridge letters and fashion your own fishing pole to get the same effect.