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Postby heidi_hein » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:16 pm

How do you get children to do the things that they have learnt and
put together? I'm having a real struggle with my girls. They know
the sounds but either don't put there mind to it or just plain don't
want to do it. I need ideas. I wasn't planning to homeschool and
then I did so now its a real challenge for me to not get frusterated
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Postby Theodore » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:13 pm

I assume you're talking about phonics? What ages are your girls and what are you using for a phonics program / readers?

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Postby heidi_hein » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:52 am

Yes Phonics is what I'm talking about. We are using Christian light. They have you reading lots of sit words very early. We are only halfway done with where we should be by now. We have done 12 lessons and should be at 22 lessons. But we will not get where we should be until we know the phonics. They are 5 and 6

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Postby robinsegg » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:30 pm

First, I'd say back off a little. Don't pressure yourself or them to stay "on track". This will just make it more stressfull and less interesting for them.

Second, label everything in your house at their eye levels. They'll become very familiar with the words they see and probably be able to take similar words rather easily.

Third, have you considered that this particular approach just isn't working for them? Take a look at your local library and see what phonics systems are available there. You should be able to find a series of books My "f" soundbox by Moncure. This is a great set of books that each introduce a letter and its sound in a story.

Fourth, some of the Baby Einstein videos will still interest them, and some of them have copious labels on things. The music is great. You could also introduce them to Schoolhouse Rock videos (possibly available at the library).
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