Beginning With Phonics Instruction

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Much of teaching reading through phonics is using visual examples ofrepparttar words and letters that make uprepparttar 149050 sounds. Use and create displays forrepparttar 149051 child. Use labels and cards that haverepparttar 149052 name ofrepparttar 149053 childís toy so they can sound outrepparttar 149054 word and match it with their favorite toy(s). Remember inrepparttar 149055 beginning we are attempting to focus onrepparttar 149056 Ďshortí vowel sounds.

In summary, much of learning phonics is repetition so be creative with your teaching tools. Use a theme as much as you can. This is much more effective than haphazardly jumping around using non associated items.

Be enthusiastic and rewardrepparttar 149057 small successes as your child works with your phonics activity and begins to learn to read and youíll develop a skill that will grow rapidly withinrepparttar 149058 child.

Mary Joyce is a former educator, successful homeschool parent, and has written many articles on teaching your child at home for the Homeschool-Curriculum-4u website. Please visit (http://www.homeschool-curriculum-4u.com) for more of Mary's articles, tips, and how-to's helping you teach your child at home.


Whether To Homeschool Your Child

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If two parents are involved are you both in agreement onrepparttar decision to homeschool. I canít tell you how important this one is. Itís huge. Homeschooling is going to affect your entire day. All ofrepparttar 149049 household chores with now a homeschool schedule are going to changerepparttar 149050 way you and your family move about duringrepparttar 149051 day.

Depending upon your current job schedule, think about how homeschooling your child is going to affect your income. Withrepparttar 149052 family potentially down to one income, how will this be budgeted out? Crunchrepparttar 149053 numbers folks. Itís very important.

Hopefully these few questions will get you started downrepparttar 149054 path of asking and answering more and more. Have these discussions withrepparttar 149055 rest of your family and make sure that all those affected by your homeschooling decision are on board withrepparttar 149056 plan.

Plan for success and work your plan.

Mary Joyce is a former educator, successful homeschool parent, and has written many articles on teaching your child at home for the Homeschool-Curriculum-4u website. Please visit (http://www.homeschool-curriculum-4u.com) for more of Mary's articles, tips, and how-to's helping you teach your child at home.


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