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Archive for October, 2009

Use the Word “bed” to Determine the Direction of the Letters “b” and “d”

October 29, 2009
Use the Word “bed” to Determine  the Direction of the Letters  “b” and “d”

  Learning to read is thrilling for children and deciphering the meaning of all the symbols that we call letters is like giving them messages in code and asking them to find the hidden meaning. They want to understand, but the symbols are meaningless until they learn how to look at them. So far...
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Letters In the Air

October 23, 2009
Letters In the Air

For those letters that are giving your child trouble, Have him make the shapes of the letters in the air with his arm extended and using his whole body. The idea is for him to feel the letters and the direction that they flow. Have him say the letters as he is writing them in...
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Confusing Container Letters

October 23, 2009
Confusing Container Letters

Materials: containers colored paper popsicle sticks or card stock cut out letters from magazines 1. For those letters that are similar and are confusing your child, get a container for each letter. For instance; in print these groupings of letters can look the same when they are flipped: Group 1 “w” and “m“ Group...
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Keeping the Fun and Innocence in Halloween!

October 19, 2009

Remember when you were young and Halloween was just a fun night to stay out after dark and get lots of candy?  Putting together silly costumes from things you’d found around the house? At our house we never purchased costumes or did anything really scary unless jumping out at people in the dark was...
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We’re in the News!

October 10, 2009

We’ve had quite an interesting week. This week: A great article on Parent Child Education in WE Magazine for women came out. The response has been gratifying and hearing wonderful comments like this one from Julia, “I think it is great that you’re trying to make learning fun and encourage parents to engage with their...
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Ways to Practice Addition Facts

October 8, 2009
Ways to Practice Addition Facts

Once your child understands what each number under 10 means (not that she just recognizes the numbers to 10, but that “10” means ten items or “8” means eight items, etc.), then she is ready to start adding numbers together. We’re going to start with addition facts up to ten PDF. This is the foundation for the...
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Parent Child Education now has a Yahoo! Group

October 2, 2009

Want to “talk” to like minded people?  People that love working with children and seeing the light go on in their eyes when they understand something new? Then check out our group on Yahoo groups!  You’ll need to sign in but it’s free and safe so go ahead, I’m sure you’ll be glad you...
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