Teaching my 5-year-old & FREE download!  

I decided to go ahead and start my 5-year-old son on his reading lessons. I used Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons with my older son and it worked wonderfully. So...I decided to go ahead and give it a try again. I have worked with my son already on his letters, numbers, shapes, and some beginning reading, so he may whiz through this. That's ok though. He is really enjoying the lessons too. I am using the writing lessons that go along with this book that can be found at Donna Young's website here.

I also decided to make up some number flashcards to use with my 5-year-old. This is just to familiarize himself with numbers, how they repeat, etc. You can download these at the link below. This is a PDF file, and is formatted to print on 3x5-inch index cards. CLICK HERE to download these! I will be making these flashcards permanently available on my Free Downloads page on my website real soon!

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  • Homesteader in Training  
    January 27, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    I have this book and tried it with my now 6 year old when he was 5 and for some reason it just didn't go well. Then my Mom bought the Hooked on Phonics and forget it, that wasn't happening either. He doesn't like repetition. So far we've been using a simple A-Beka phonics book and without anything else just going through page by page and even though he still struggles he is improving. I'm not sure where we'll go after this book maybe try the other one again. Each kid is so different and sometimes it's hard to adapt ourselves to that. Sorry for the post within a comment LOL. Thanks for all you do!

  • Sheri Graham  
    January 27, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Hi Kim,

    Yes...for some kids this book might not work OR they simply aren't ready to read yet. Each child is different. My older son struggled with the writing lessons while my now 5-year-old is enjoying them.

    With my older son, we only worked through about half of the 100 lessons. He was reading pretty well by then and getting a bit bored with the lessons so I started having him read through the Pathway Readers. That worked great for him.

    So...while I recommend this reading resource, it might not work for everyone. I like it because it is short and to the point. No bells and whistles and is very inexpensive...and has worked so far for my boys.

    Happy homeschooling!

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