Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Make Mistakes On The First....Ignore The Second One...
My 4.90 year old Princess is just about literate. She's somewhere between *sight words* and *sounding out* the unfamiliar. How long it will take to bridge that gap is anyone's guess - after all, the span between the first pot-pee and fully potty-trained was wide and TORTUROUS.
But she can read enough now to begin what I call the *content subjects*.
One of the best little websites I came across, and long-time readers will remember from 1.5 years ago, is that US Map Quiz. Click the link and try it for yourselves. You have to drag the name of the state onto the correct region of the map.
See also - Web Homeschooling.
So the Princess will be starting that soon.
Also, dovetailing nicely with our continuing *money studies*....I will buy her that $10 US State Quarter Map that her brother had a great time doing.
I also do have a United States placemat which we've had forever and will be under her food until she gets the States down. And it should help that she's already been up and down the East Coast a couple of times!
It is kind of fun, and easier(!), to teach/introduce subjects the second time around when I sort of know what I'm doing.