The School Bell where you can print off site word flash cards for free. The flash cards are even set up in the order of the most frequency. Books can be purchased from Scholatic and Avon that focus on site word recognition.You can purchase these programs if you would like however site word flash cards can be purchased at any teaching store, or local target. There is even a site where you can print lists of site words off for free. There is a great website called
Phonics: Phonics is the reading curriculum that most of us learned with in school. Phonics is very important when it comes to advanced reading for you child cannot learn to sound out words without it. Phonics is also an important foundation for linguistic understanding. You child needs to learn phonics so that they can properly understand and function in the English language.
Phonics can also be taught at an early age through programs such as Hooked on Phonics or you can teach using flash cards and worksheets that focus on word families. Free printable worksheets are available to teach word families and you can find books that focus on word families. For young readers the Jane Belk Moncure book series of consonant and vowel sounds is very good.
Finally, a word on Leap Frog. Leap Frog is a wonderful product that offers educational toys that teach both site word recognition and phonics. Leap Frog toys can be started in infancy and they are appropriate up to about age 7.
Remember the most important thing you can do to help your child learn to read is to read to them 15 minutes a day. Reading to your child every day will not only model good reading habits it will instill in them a lifetime love of reading as well as build a great family bond.
How I became Considering frugal
Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I did not consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I am normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. I did succeed in changing our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming where we are about to take an even bigger step and move out on a dirt road in the country where we can expand our hobby bees and more! You can read my full bio on my About Me page.
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