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    Step 3: Three Letter Words

    Step 3: Building Three Letter Words This post contains affiliate links In Step 1 you helped your child learn how to identify the capital and lowercase letters by name. Then in Step 2 you helped your child learn what sound each letter makes. Now in Step 3 you will teach your child how to build and sound out three letter words. In this step they will be replacing letters one at a time from a 3 letter group to make and read new words. Hint: Find a letter tool that allows your child to see and touch each letter individually such as letter tiles, flash cards or puzzle pieces. 1 – Pick Two Letters…

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    Step 1: The Alphabet

    Step 1: Learning the Alphabet This post contains affiliate links There is no “right age” for a child to learn how to read. It all depends on you as their teacher and them as an individual. When are they ready? When are you ready? These are the right questions to ask before getting started. That being said, there are some readiness milestones that will help you to know when your child is ready to start. Does your child verbally repeat words/sounds that they hear? Does your child follow through with simple commands? If you can answer “yes” to both then no matter what age your child is you can feel…

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    How to Homeschool With A Toddler

    Toddlers Love A Homeschool Box! Toddlers are busy people. The way that I homeschool with a toddler is by using a homeschool box. The concept of a homeschool box is simple; a suitable container, filled with engaging things for a toddler to do, that is only available at homeschool time. A child between the ages of 1 and 3 can be kept productively busy for a relatively long period of time. A homeschool box filled with activities, snacks, and toys that are specific to your toddler can help to keep them engaged and stimulated while you homeschool other children. Or it can be a great way to begin homeschool routines and…

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    How to Teach Multiple Kids Ages 4 to 8

    Try Homeschool Stations The way that I  handle the challenge of homeschooling multiple children between the ages of 4 to 8 is homeschool stations. The concept of  stations is simple; multiple locations each equipped for a particular subject or activity all running at the same time within a rotation. Each child gets a turn at each station for a set amount of time. Each homeschool station has it’s own purpose and adaptability to the child’s age and needs. Within a 30 minute-2 hour period of time (depending on how many stations you decide to have) you can have 2+ subjects covered for every child at their own level and at their…