I am doing K with my 5 year old right now. She's reading some, so we do the phonics part just for review. She absolutely LOVES the activity section. That alone makes the programs worth while.Michelle in WA wrote:I'm Michelle wife to an awesome dh and mom to 3 amazing children. A is 5, TJ is 3(he'll be 4 in a month!) and C is 18 months.
DD is reading at about a 2nd grade level. So it will be mostly the "fun" stuff in the activity guide. I'm planning to start the 10 day creation unit on Monday.
Thoughts? Encouragement? Ideas, like do I need to do anything with dd that's reading/phonics related? Hmmmm. . .
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My 7 & 8 year olds also like to listen in and do some of the activities. Even if you skip all the phonics, it will still be so enriching in so many ways.
I almost didn't do a specific K program for my dd since she always sits in on the bigger one's school time, but she's gotten so much out of MFW. I'm very glad we are doing it. It's very gentle, but effective. It's totally doable in that not much prep is required. Just sit down and teach :) The character focus is wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone to do.
I hope that rambling helps some. We are just loving everything about K (and Adventures, too !)