godsmissiongal Posted July 11, 2012 Share Posted July 11, 2012 My ds turned 4 in April and wanted to start big boy school shortly thereafter. So we started doing little fun workbooks and the preschool workbooks from Rod & Staff. We also started Hooked on Phonics Preschool, the Pre-Explode the Code books (almost finished with book B), and Answers in Genesis Preschool. He does have a bit of a speech problem since he didn't start talking until he was 3.5. He still has some fairly substantial pronunciation problems. recognizes all numbers to 20 and can fluently count to 12. He has problems pronouncing the teen numbers but can count to 20+ with assistance. He has a very good vocabulary for his age as well as a love for learning and enjoys doing workbooks. He would do them all day every if I let him. When we first started "big Boy" school he went through at least 10 workbooks (including hooked on phonics and explode the code A) in less than 2 weeks. He wants to start kindergarten and I think he is ready but I would like to continue with the Answers in Genesis preschool for extra writing practice as that is his major area of difficulty right now. Right now my main concerns are math and phonics. Can Math be taught using mainly inexpensive workbooks at this age? What do I do for phonics and reading for someone with speech issues? Is ETC and Primary Phonics and HOP good enough for kindergarten or do I need a full program? His favorite workbook right now is the pre-ETC books. I am debating on whether to start primary phonics on top of the ETC and Hooked on Phonics we are already doing. Or to start a different program that might be more teacher friendly since I do not really know much on the topic. I did not learn to read using phonics and have no idea how to teach it. I am one of those people that are fine with teaching higher grades including level math and science but am terrified of teaching Phonics and Reading. This is my only fear in homeschooling throughout the entire 13 years. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Audrey Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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