The Real Reason You Are Frustrated Homeschooling Your Dyslexic Child

The Real Reason You are Frustrated Homeschooling Your Dyslexic Child

No one ever said homeschooling would be easy. I accepted that challenge. Homeschooling is unpredictable. I embraced that thought. Yet, frustration came along and it was an unwelcome guest. Frustration leads to anger and anger leads to defeat. What is the real reason we get so frustrated teaching our dyslexic child? Find great resources for teaching your dyslexic child in the Special Needs Bundle at Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition THIS WEEK for 92% OFF the regular price >> SHOP NOW! The Real Reason Homeschooling a Dyslexic Child is Frustrating Some days tears wash the dining room table and some days the dining room floor feels the pounding of victory laps. Homeschooling a dyslexic child is a journey but there … Read more

30+ Review Games That Make Learning Fun

30+ Review Games for PreK through High School that Make Learning Fun

Are you seeing any learning gaps in your child’s education? Maybe you are just looking for a fun way to review lessons from day to day. Do you have a special needs student that requires a more multi-sensory approach for learning? Review games are a fun way to make learning interesting and energizing. This approach to your child’s lessons will also help the information transition from just being taught to actually understood. Learning through play and experience is a valuable layer to any education and the primary way that especially younger children learn best. Below are some review game ideas for your Homeschool. There are creative ideas for grades Pre-K all the way up through High School! Review Games for … Read more

Reading Horizons Elevate Review

Reading Horizons Elevate: Just when I thought nothing would work…

Reading with Confidence. Reading at the right Pace. Reading Horizons. It is no secret that I am a fan of Reading Horizons.  It has been my pleasure to review for Reading Horizons in the past, like this post about the Discovery program.  I also named it one of my top three favorite reading programs in another post.  So before we go a step further, let’s state the obvious, I did get the program in exchange for a review and I am a Reading Horizons affiliate.  I would love it if you purchased your program through my Reading Horizons affiliate link.  However, I am more concerned that you give it a chance than buy through my link.  Truly.  They allow you … Read more

dyslexia printables

Printable Dyslexia Helps for YOU Plus a FREE Bonus

Dyslexia Helps Printables for YOU! Years ago, dyslexia became more than just a word in my home. When my middle daughter was 6 years old, she was diagnosed with dyslexia. Ever since, we have used every opportunity to help remediate her dyslexia from fun apps to curriculum. Both of us have learned quite a bit over the years. In that time she has moved up two grade levels in reading and I became an Orton-Gillingham tutor. My love for my daughter and my inner teacher developed a passion for giving children with dyslexia tools to help them learn in a fun and engaging way. Two of my favorite resources that I originally created for my daughter are Reading Color Words … Read more

Discovering Dyslexia

Dyslexia Was Only a Word… The look on her face, as she stared at the flashcard, revealed the confusion going on inside her head.  She could not make sense of the letters. The simple word “in” became an impossible puzzle. She knew what an “i” sounded like.  She knew what an “n” sounded like.  But the pieces did not fit.  The word was never formed.  Her bright eyes grew misty and the storm came.  The only evidence of a reading lesson was the tears that fell on the table. Dyslexia was only a word in the back of mind yet it would begin to mean much more. Why could other children her age read and she could not?  Why was … Read more

My top 3 favorite reading programs

Top 3 Favorite Reading Programs

    1.  Logic of English No frills.  Straightforward.  Simple to use and implement. One program for all ages.  Suggestions for proper use for each age group. Teaches from a solid Orton-Gillingham method. The phonogram is associated with the sound so the letter becomes the image.  This is especially important for dyslexics. Lessons teach phonics, phonograms, spelling, dictation, and grammar. As the name of the program suggests it is taught in a logical and orderly fashion. All sounds for a vowel are taught at one time.  This is to prevent confusion and frustration when a child learns short “a” and then must adjust to long “a”.  Again, this is very important for dyslexics.  A child will actually have to unlearn … Read more