eviesmomma Posted July 18, 2012 Share Posted July 18, 2012 Hi all, I'm hoping to get some advice since I'm so new to homeschooling! This next year will be our first official year. I have a 9yo, a 5yo (soon to be 6), and a 2yo. The 5yo had some delays - late speech, has a hard time with fine motor, is VERY sensory seeking (therefore is not able to sit and focus long), and he might or might not have some ADD in there too. He's the sweetest boy. He went to a developmental center for a couple of years to work on the OT, PT, and ST. Now he's at home since it was only a preschool center. Anyway, I've been gradually doing some things with him through the summer, trying to find a niche to start with him. We've tried things like The Reading Lesson, 100 Easy Lessons, the Funnix computer program (which is basically 100 easy lessons on the computer), Hooked on Phonics K, etc. I don't think he's ready for any of that though. He has a hard time blending letters, can't always remember letter sounds, and just has a hard time with a lot of it. I don't want to push him too hard of course. He already doesn't want to do any of it. I started thinking maybe I should bump him back a bit into simply letter recognition and things like that. More of a pre-K thing. I started thinking the Letter of the Week curriculum from Confessions of a Homeschooler maybe? Are there any other programs that anyone could recommend? He enjoys the computer, but he's maxed out on Starfall and a lot of the other freebie sites. With Readings Eggs and other programs, he just wants to play the dumb games that come as a bonus. Am I right to bump him back after only trying a little bit? Like...how long do you try before doing something like that? And, any suggestions for programs/curriculum? I'm really a Charlotte Mason gal, and I want to eventually use Language Lessons from Queen HS with him. But given his fine motor problems, I'm not ready to start that either with him. Thanks so much for any insight! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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