Our Thoughts…

In the first article, I mentioned the privilege & integrity of homeschooling. One privilege that we didn’t experience since we started to homeschool our sons in 3rd & 6th grade was to teach them how to read. What a special moment! But, since I never had that experience, I depend on the thoughts and advice of homeschooling families that visit our store. I really appreciate all I have learned: the pros and cons of different curriculum or programs. Of the curriculum that is traditional textbook format, many recommend the

A Beka program. But, for those that didn’t like the traditional format and wanted a more simplified version, they recommend the following two items: Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons along with the Explode the Code books – Get Ready for the Code, Get Set for the Code, Go for the Code. Each format has its pros and cons depending on the child and parent.

This is one of the reasons I have enjoyed our business: the exchange of information, ideas, experiences within the store, over the phone, by email or Facebook. So if you have used a different format, please share with us what you have used to help your child learn to read. Or, share what you used to help your child read better or develop comprehension. The strength of our store’s ability to provide help partly depends on the strength of the experiences given by our customers and consigners. So please share.

For more items to help with reading & comprehension visit: http://www.curriculumexchange.com/Curriculum/language_arts.html

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