Based on my experiences so far with MFW 1st grade with my older daughter, I can assure you that the teacher's manual in MFW K will clearly explain how to approach the blending ladder when you reach that part of the program.mommytrap wrote:I ordered MFWK last week and am eagerly awaiting my box of goodies. In the mean time we are continuing to use the curriculum we currently have.
My question is two fold...from my understanding MFWK utilizes blend ladders?
How do you get your dc to read them?
My dd is resistant to them even though she knows the individual letter sounds like the back of her hand. Every time I get out the blend ladders she cringes.
You may find it helpful to put aside what you are doing now (sparing your daughter her current frustration) and starting fresh with MFW K with your daughter once it arrives and you've had a chance to look it over. She might just need a break from the approach you have been using, if she finds it too hard. If she is only 4 1/2 or 5, you certainly have time to give her that break and let her gently work up to blending using the MFW K program. You could consider taking a break on the phonics to let what she has learned so far settle into her brain a bit more. That's just my opinion, for what it's worth. I pushed my older dd early on, and it didn't do much good - she still "got" it in her own time.
Not an expert here, but I hope that's helpful.
Liz in CT