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#1 deanna1ynne

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:01 PM

Then what? I used to have this grand long-term plan about how homeschooling was going to go. And then I had four kids and they're 2e and things haven't gone at all to plan. So the last year has just been flying by the seat of our pants and focusing on reading, writing, and math with lots of free time to run and play and be kids. But just in the last three months, my 7 yo has started reading relatively fluently in our minority language (German), and I've been left wondering where to go with him now. Would you just have him focus on reading for a while, taking in whatever he wants and strengthening his skills that way? Would you start right in on normal age/level appropriate native curriculum? A bit of both?

 

FWIW, we have no access to German books unless we buy them, so it's a bit harder (and more expensive!) to expose him to the variety of literature that we have access to in English.



#2 loesje22000

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:49 AM

Several thing we do / did.

- buying a few childrenbooks
- buying some 'black - cat' type of books
- buying something like: https://www.amazon.d...keywords=Praxis
This type of book becomes harder by itself so one just have to buy 1 book instead of multiple books.
Dd started older at German so we could start with this boek, but I'm convinced it exists for the younger years too (comprehension reading books) as we did the same for French and English too.
- buy a kindle or something like that, as that make reading in another language so much easier (and takes less pace)

Have enough books your dc likes, but also don't stick too long at the same level :)
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