The boys do love the pictures and funny stories. I have used this for my three oldest kids. Each child is different. My oldest did great with it and was reading by lesson We breezed through it. My 2nd we started it about three times and then I just gave up using it with her. I think it helped her a little bit get how to sound out words but she pretty much taught herself.
My third, we are using it now. This is about the 3rd time we stated it but she loves it now. She is very excited to be reading stories. Sometimes though if it gets long or if she is getting a little bored or has worked really hard we split the lesson in two and do the story reading the next day.
This is the evaluation of our homeschool overseer, and observation of many friends. This is about the 3rd time we stated it but she loves it now. Jul 19, Teresa rated it really liked it. Jun 04, Kimberly rated it really liked it Recommended to Kimberly by: You may need to adapt it for your child, but the beauty is that adapting is not difficult.
That makes the lessons not too long. The directions say that it should only take 20 min but sometimes it takes uslonger so splitting it is good for us. I was desperate,everything else I tried failed. I felt the price was hefty for 1 book on our buget but decided to try it anyway. The illustrations are funny but it moves too slowly. We tried this because it was cheep and everyone recommended it. Although it has been quite a few years since I used this curriculum, I keep the book for my grandkids.
I taught my son to read in this book within two months time of working on it daily.
domaine-solitude.com: Mommy, Teach Me to Read: A Complete and Easy-to-Use Home Reading Program (): Barbara Curtis: Books. Mommy, Teach Me to Read: A Complete and Easy-to-Use Home Reading Program The easy-to-learn and fun-to-follow reading programs and activities.
It is thorough and complete in my estimation of teaching the sounds of each letter and starting where a child can make sense of their reading right away. It reminds me of how I was taught phonics in the 60s. This truly is a phonics program and works easily and well. I have a kinesthetic learner, and he did not like this book. Everyone I knew told me this book was very easy to use and worked. He got bored very easily with this book.
I think it is basically for visual and auditory learners, definitely not kinesthetic! Wish I had used this with my older child, too.
It has been amazing watching my younger son learn to read! It actually misspells things at first meaning writing the words and the Alphabet! This altered orthography is a modified form of the standard long and short sounds of the alphabet.
I found this system very, very useful right away, even after the first 3 lessons! She learns what sounds the letters make and make together after learning what each letter sounds like individually, this way she is learning to read the word through sounds instead of guessing which she is slowly getting out of the habit of doing what the word really is or associating it with a picture.
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Home School Enrichment Home Schooling: Ease of use, phonics based, effective Cons: Stories are somewhat lame. Ease of use, scripted Cons: Gets your child reading fast Cons: A bit tedious for the child. Easy to use, actually works Cons: I really like this book, i've tried many and always come back to this one.
I have found that it is more fun to teach , it to 2 children together even if the second child isn't quite ready. I recomend this book mostly for ease of use and cost! Inexpensive, easy for some students Cons: Ease of use Cons: Easy to use Grades Used: Pre-K to K I started this with both my sons in pre-k and quit each time because they were not ready. Works, good price Cons: Well scripted, easy to teach Cons: Kindergarten I have a kinesthetic learner, and he did not like this book. Kindergarten Wish I had used this with my older child, too.
It is very easy to use, It actually works, and it even includes a correction guide to help the child learn Cons: I actually JUST wrote about this on my website and blog! Add Your Review of This Curriculum Cancel reply Review guidelines Please only review resources that you have used in your own homeschool. Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? Eager, excited homeschoolers could be just a click away.
Start with these Time4Learning freebies:. Time4Learning and Fun for Everyone. A Writing Curriculum for Homeschooling. Should My Homeschool Be Accredited? May 16, Melody rated it liked it. A fairly basic book on teaching preschoolers how to read. I do appreciate her booklists and pre-reading games, though.
It's too bad that her websites are no longer in existence for further booklists and ideas. Feb 06, Linda rated it liked it. Lots of ideas, advice, and lists for parents of preschoolers and beginning readers. Jul 19, Teresa rated it really liked it. I am not a child educator, I was just curious to understand what's happening in my preschooler's brain as she learns to read. I also didn't spend a lot of time okay, any time researching to find which books were best--I just grabbed a couple off the library shelf. But this was my favorite. Curtis gave very helpful, concrete examples, and her methodology made a lot of sense to me it's based on Montessori methods.
Jan 16, Julia rated it really liked it. Gives practical and easy to implement ideas not only to teach reading to your children, but more importantly, to foster a love of reading from birth. I have already used several of the ideas in the book by an experienced homeschool mother of My favorite part is the extensive listing of favorite children's books by age.
Jan 07, Newt Sherwin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Barbara Curtis provides easy, affordable, mom-friendly, child-friendly ways to integrate language instruction into everyday life at home. I ended up getting a more formal phonics curriculum in addition, but that may have been just first-time-mother nerves; with a little perseverance and confidence, a mom could teach a child to read just with this one book. Jun 04, Kimberly rated it really liked it Recommended to Kimberly by: Ok, so I haven't read the whole book yet, but I read half of it my son is 2-years-old, so I only skimmed the last half of the book, which is geared toward older kids.
Like the other Mommy Teach Me book, it has good, simple ideas that aren't overwhelming to implement. Oct 02, Elise rated it it was ok Shelves: I skimmed through this book to see if there were any tips on working with my 7 year old at home. It contained a few little nuggets of information I've seen before, yet her style did not resonate with me. Aug 31, Kameron rated it really liked it Shelves: Another fantastic book by Barbara Curtis! So many wonderful ideas.
Haven't been able to put a lot of them into practice yet, since Jack is not yet three and we are still working on sounds - but I can't wait to continue to teach him and other kids a love for books and learning and reading! Jan 04, Natalie rated it it was ok. Teach Isaac to read. Nov 20, Leslie rated it it was ok.
She has a nice discussion of the montessori method for teaching reading in this book, but other than that there was no new, insightful information in this book. Apr 24, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the book. The author has lots of experience and follows the montessori style teaching.
I appreciated her Christian values and positive message of teaching children to read. Jul 23, Tauna rated it really liked it. Great tips on encouraging reading and language skills at each age.
I'll probably buy this one so that I can reference it as the kids grow. Whitney 'Thompson' Jenkins rated it liked it Jun 09,