Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We have completed 2/3 of Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Pre-K. Gerrick can quickly identify all upper and lowercase letters now except for the ones shown above. These are his "tough letters."
He's starting to get really bored with the HOP Pre-K computer games and complains when I suggest them. He loved them at first, but the problem is that they use only a few games over and over and over--just with the new letter each time. We're just beginning to go over letter sounds (many he already knows though), and I've decided to not make him play the HOP Pre-K sound computer games. We're going to play a few more review card games, play the Starfall ABC games here, then move on to HOP Learn to Read Kindergarten edition. It has letter/sound review in the beginning as well, but maybe with a little different format that will reignite his interest. Plus he's dying to move on to the "Kindergarten" box and get out of what he calls "Imposter Kindergarten." :)
Today he started putting letter cards together on his own and making words and reading them (bat, cat, hat, rat, pat...; bot, cot, hot, rot, pot...), so I don't feel like I'm pushing him too hard by skipping the last part of the PreK box.