Between keeping everyone on the same page there's tears, fights and tummy aches and bathroom breaks...I have started using a new program with my little ones that has truly amazed this home-school mom..It's called Frog Street and it teaches the name and sounds of letters by using music..My kids absolutely LOVE it.. I will say it's alittle pricey but if you have more than one it might be worth it...They dance and jive all over the place and laugh like crazy.....I hear them singing the Annie Song through out the day and they can spot a "mamma A" anywhere...
Besides letters we're also working on cutting and gluing. I give them each a bin with their name on it so they can put all of their work for the day so they can show daddie.. They love to show off their work to their biggest fan...I also do a bible story and the pledge allegiance to the flag.Cullen is working on his first and last name. We go over days of the week and listen to books on tape while they have rest time.
"School" only takes about an hour or so... then it's off to watch one ' little bear' and then nap time....
Being flexible is so important to teaching this age group..I always make sure I have snacks in my snack can and a sense of humor....
These days are fleeting and I try and take advantage of every moment to teaching my kids about God getting along with each others and learning to do good work...I always make sure this is a FUN time..I don't want them to associate being with me and doing school a drag...(Now this changes after they get older and take some responsibility in their education.)
I enjoyed this post :-) The cutting book looks like fun!
My kids loved to cut and glue! I agree that school should be as enjoyable as possible for everyone!
Loved your family art work too!
In Christ, Eva
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