He'll be 3 years 9 months when we start school back up in August. We do a lot of things together. Each morning starts with a reading basket, and I did read at least one picture book most days this year. I'd like to increase that next year. Then comes table time for one on one lessons and independent work. This year I plunked him in front of the TV for this portion of our day. I'd like to change that. Maybe start with an activity with him while the older kids get started. Then hopefully he can play on his own a bit.
I need to figure out two things. 1- a list of activities for me to do with him and 2- a list of activities that I can rotate getting out each day for him to do on his own. He's a very busy, wiggly, social little guy. He was slow to talk, still has no interest in letters, but loves to count things. He can recognize objects up to five, I've tried to do subitizing with him as he explored this interest.
Part of me just wants a workbook because it would be easy. Just turn the page do the next thing. But while that might be ok in the rotation, he doesn't have the fine motor skills or interest in that.
I have AAR pre level to use with him. But no idea how I want to teach reading past that. I've used AAR with a previous kid and don't want to do that again. My fingers are crossed he picks it up easy and I can just teach him with readers like I did his two brothers. I don't even know if he'll be ready for the pre level this year. If not, I won't worry about it. I'll try to read a variety of abc books to him.
I have c rods (maybe I need to spend the summer watching education unboxed videos?). I have an old vintage math book, Franklin Primary Arithmetic, that I was thinking I could use the lessons without showing him the book for numbers 1-10.
Oh, writing. If he's interested I do have the hwot mat man books and letter pieces.
But what if he's not ready for any of that? I need some kind of list of ideas, otherwise I won't carve out the time to spend with him.
Edited by vaquitita, 05 June 2017 - 09:54 PM.