And the little boy will be in pre school this coming school year… he knows how to count from 1-100 (which he learned in a day! the math genes baby, his genes! haha) he knows some of the alphabet.. but he doesn’t know how to read and write yet.. and he’ll be in prep (kinder 2) in June. Teaching him is easy but i’s the preparing the lesson plan that’s taking most of my time.
So we’re taking it letter by letter, incorporating phonics and writing on it. We’re starting with letters L, T, I and V. Yes, not from A, B, C.. why? well, I learned from my first born’s tutor that it is better to teach it from letters that have straight lines, starting from the easiest which is letter L. Phonics are included as pictures/ images starting with each letters are introduced. Looking for images we can use was time consuming. You see, I can’t just use any images/ pictures that starts with the letter we are working.. it has to be phonics friendly.. like we can’t use ice cream for letter I.. since we are introducing the short i sound at first, it can be confusing seeing an ice cream that starts with a long i sound. Same goes with most of the letters, like A for Apple..the ending sound will confuse the kid.. so as much as possible, I only images/pictures that have a standard (or normal) starting, ending and middle sound. More on how to teach your kids to read when Chico starts reading.
Here’s a sample of our work sheet:
Disclaimer: Images used in the worksheets are not mine.
The dotted and lined fonts, which is the highlight of this post is from Kimberly Geswein. You can download the font HERE.
The KG Primary Dots comes in 3:
This is a very helpful font in teaching your kids how to write. It is dotted and lined, just how I want it to be. Before I discovered this font, I was using a paper pad image then writing a letter on it using GIMP.. and it was time consuming! Thank goodness there’s Google and thank goodness there’s Kimberly (which I would like to call the Goddess of Fonts). I hope in time she would develop a dotted font for cursive hand writing.
Upon discovering KG’s works, I found out that she is also the artist behind some of my favorite fonts.. Love yah like a sister and a lot more.. You can find her works on her website and you can even download all her fonts from hthe site. And you can see a few of her works on her FB page.