When you feel your child is physically ready to write, have your child use a stick or finger to draw in sand, rice, pudding, shaving cream, paint or oatmeal. Make simple lines and shapes and ask your child to copy them.
With the new school year starting soon, many parents will be concerned about school readiness and looking for ways to help their children prepare for big school.
Just because your child will be playing fun online games doesn't mean the same value won't be there. Create a comfortable study zone. Turn off outside distractions such as cell phones, radios or TVs.
Reading instruction is a component of the language arts curriculum that should be introduced across multiple subject matter content. Children ultimately have to understand what they read in a variety of textbooks, not just as part of a language arts class. Yet, reading instruction begins long before formal education begins, especially for homeschooling parents and educators.