We tried so many things to improve her reading ability. Over the course of a few months, her reading ability had definitely improved. Could hand clapping games have made such a noticeable difference?
We love incorporating games in our homeschool routine. It is a great way to add variety and interest and sneak in some extra learning. All the while, your children think they are just having fun! Here’s a look at how we incorporate games into our homeschool, answers to common questions about how to use games in your homeschool, and game suggestions.
Using a word wheel is a fun way to practice word families. Your beginning reader will enjoy making these word wheels and will gain practice with word families and fine motor skills at the same time. How to Make a Word Wheel 1. Print out template Download and print out the free template for the word wheels. It works best to print on card stock so you can trace around the
Learning to read is hard work. Some children learn to read quickly and easily. My older daughter learned to read with Charlotte Mason style reading lessons and went from learning to read to reading chapter books in a matter of months. My younger daughter is moving much slower. She is making progress, but it is at a snail’s pace. You can read her story and how to encourage a struggling reader.
Phonics, sight words, whole language approach. There are so many reading programs and approaches available. How do you know which one to choose? What do you do when your child struggles to learn to read? Learning to read is hard work! We have seen how hard it is first-hand. My older daughter learned to read quickly and easily. We used Charlotte Mason style reading lessons and she quickly went from sounding
My seven-year-old often asks if we can play the Four-in-a-Row game. It’s a great way to practice sight words. And if you are using Charlotte Mason style reading lessons you already have supplies on hand. How to play Four-in-a-Row Reading Game Write 16-20 sight words on three sets of index cards (for two players). If you are using Charlotte Mason style reading reading lessons, pull out three sets of the
Games and Activities for Reading Games are a fun way to reinforce words your child is learning. We often alternate days of reading lessons with days of reading games. I follow my child’s lead in determining if we will move forward with a lesson or take a break and play a game. I want her to be successful and not frustrated. We have taken months long breaks in our reading
Many kids need lots of repetition as they learn to read. Active reading games are a great way to engage beginning readers, especially kinesthetic learners. Games for Reading: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Read by Peggy Kaye has a lot of suggestions for reading games. Two active reading games we have enjoyed playing are Reading Hop and Reading Hopscotch. Both games engage all learning modalities—visual (seeing the word), auditory (saying