"A man's heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9


Thursday, October 16, 2008

The A B C's

I am now teaching my 3rd child to read...there is no greater feeling of accomplishment as a homeschooling mom (in my opinion). It goes along with that saying, "If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day, but teach him to fish, he will eat for a lifetime." Right? This is the cornerstone of their learning and I have the privilege of giving that to them...Lord willing of course. I have had my setbacks to say the least. Anyway, the point of this is that we have found some great things to do so the kids can have fun when learning their letters.

1. Take your Letter flash cards and cover them with saran wrap. Then have your child form the letters using playdoh or clay. We use clay b/c it never dries out.

2. Have your child make their letters using glue on construction paper and then sprinkle them with glitter. They can also use this afterward to trace the textured letter with their finger while saying it.

3. Finger food...you can use pudding or shaving cream out side or on your table to smear all around. Then they can write their letters in it.

Anyway, these are a few of the fun ways we learn our letters in our home!

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