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SO Many Tips on Teaching Little Ones to Read!

Saw this link last week and I think it is the best blog I have ever read on teaching little ones to read.  She shares so many good ideas - everything from a milk cap manipulative alphabet to so much more.

Why not check it out if you are teaching little ones to read?

Early Reading Strategies for Little Learners (subtitled: GIant Post on Teaching My Child with Down Syndrom How to Read)

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Letter of the Week Website

Wow - this is seriously one of the best resources I have ever seen for teaching little ones.  Everything is there and you choose what you use with your little one.  Even though I have no young children now, I still have this site bookmarked so I can share it with new home educators. 

Letter of the Week

She has added Science and Country of the Week extras for Kindergarten, too.  That was neat to see.  As well, she has whole sections on how to prepare the young child to start reading.  Really good site.

Why not check it out?

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AMAZING Story of the World Resources for Vol. 1 and 2

I know so many home educators love Story of the Wold and when I saw this link a few months ago, I shared it with a few online elists.  It is great.  Includes movies and documentaries to supplement both volumes.  It has card games, reviews, quizzes and so much more.

If you are using Story of the World - volume 1 or 2 - check out this online resource!

Story of the World 

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Great educational extra for early Elementary Children - Making Friends Paper Dolls

=) - this has been a favorite in our home for a long time.

It's a huge website with crafts and more, but we especially like the Making friends paper dolls.  It's great fun for little ones to color and play with...  Great fun for early elementary kids to color and practise cutting out!

AND great fun for older kids to have on hand when they babysit young children.

I've even had the big kids color the puppets and cut them out for little ones AND then I have laminated them and added popsicle sticks for a reusable activity!

They have added many educational costumes for different countries, holidays and more, which have been fun extras for Country Days, and holidays.  I even printed out the Japanese costume for our younger girls to color when we hosted Japanese exchange students.

Why not check the site out?

(I will also add the caveat that any site I share needs to be checked out by home schooling parents.  I personally don't recommend letting your child check out any site you have not approved of, and personally don't let my preteens / young teens on the internet by themselves unsupervised.  As well, I check the site history of older teens - that could probably be a blog all by itself!  =) )

http://www.makingfriends.com/f_Friends.htm

 

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