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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hooked on phonics

I very very very rarely spend much money on home school items at all. Over the years I have learned to get everything I need mostly free or for very little. I love Enchanted Learning www.enchantedlearning.com I have used them for many years. I pay $20 a year for membership, But you can use the site without paying. I just like the convienence of getting the files in pdf. I also use www.getworksheets.com This is also $20 a year, And is completely awsome for using with small kids thru high school and have wonderfully put together lessons plus much much more. I decided to try hooked on phonics because of the price I could get it for last month plus I really wanted to try it with my boys. I bought the prek and the toddler edition. I got both sets for $37.95 shipped. This was originally over $100 for the two sets. The toddler edition comes with a nice parents manual, a bath book, 4 hardbooks , and 6 picture cards that go with the books themes, It also came with some other things including a music cd of learning songs. My toddler lovesssssss this and he is hard to keep his attention with most things as he is only almost 3. He loves to read the hardcover books which he starting to memorize and the best thing is the picture cards that come with. For example there is one that is of a kitchen. You go over the picture several times getting them to say the names of the items, toaster, sink etc. Now he always wants to take the picture to the room that it depicts and find each one of the items in our kitchen that match the picture. I am really glad I decided to get this for him, If anything it is teaching him to love books and learning.
The set I got for the 5 year olds is prek. Being adhd I had decided to start slowly with them. They are loving theirs too. It has a dvd which we watch, Then we do the 2 pages out of the workbook then read the books then do flashcards and activites. It is all structered to take about 20 minutes from start to finish and I can already see a difference in their regular schoolwork. I would say if you had thought about maybe purchasing this in the past but were not sure I would give it a try. They also give you access to their members only website free when you purchase a product to get extra worksheets online games etc. Happy Home Schooling all Michelle

2 comments:

Sabrina said...

Michelle,
Thanks for the websites. I have already checked them out, and I think they will be very helpful! This is my first year homeschooling, so I need all the help I can get. :)

frugalredneck said...

Good Luck Sabrina, Just remember to have fun, If your having fun they will have fun!!! When my little ones do a craft instead of just sitting there I usually do it with them just to get some fun in for me too lol Michelle