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
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
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
How Doth the Little Crocodile Mini-Study If you are studying poetry, reading Alice in Wonderland or just in the mood from a break in the school routine, sit down with this fun mini-study on The Crocodile by Lewis Carroll. As an Alice in Wonderland fan, I loved this poem and had so much fun introducing this to my children. The first time I read it, my youngest couldn’t stop laughing. She enjoyed memorizing it and developed an interest in poetry. The Mini-Study includes a brief summary, words to know, grammar, critical thinking, copywork and an adorable poster! Take a mini-break from regular school and have some crocodile fun!
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to teach your children about how to love their neighbors. Young children can begin to understand the practical aspect of “loving their neighbor” by starting with those that live or work in their neighborhood. Use the activities below to help your children look outside of themselves this Valentine’s Day and practice loving others intentionally. This Lesson Includes: Talk About It: A short devotion to read and discuss. Scripture Cards: Scripture cards about love to study, pray over, or memorize. Copywork Pages: Copywork pages in print corresponding to each of the scripture cards. Prayer Cards: Prayer cards your kids can fill out to help them pray for their neighbors. Gift Bag Activity: Give small Valentine’s Day gift … Read more
Thanksgiving provides the perfect opportunity to train our children in thankfulness. Learning to be grateful is sometimes a hard lesson. Download your FREE character lesson in thankfulness just in time for Thanksgiving! The first of the series is hosted on my friend Jill’s blog, Blessed Beyond a Doubt. A 5 Part Series! Cultivating Thankful Hearts is just one FREE printable pack in a series of five! Host a unit study in your homeschool this Thanksgiving covering every subject from language arts to science, from Bible to History. Your kids will have so much fun completing all of the arts, crafts, and activities within. You might even learn some new fun facts too! For ages 5-10, click on the units … Read more