Mercy,Mercy wrote:I SOOOOOO want to go through MFW K with my daughter when she reaches that age, but I can't stop her from learning how to read. It's almost a battle for me, because she LOVES learning. And since she knows all of her letters and sounds, she's now begun sounding things out. (because she's in the bathtub and sees on the shampoo the word "KIDS" and asks how to spell that). Just an example, but she does it constantly. So, I'll say it slowly to show her how to sound it out. Now, that's all she's doing is going around sounding things out.
How can you NOT teach when they apparently are ready?
I have the book I used to teach my son to read. Would it really be so bad if I picked up the book and worked a little bit here and there with her?
It's not that I don't want to "let her be young" - it's just killing me that I can't meet her where she's at. Does that make sense?
I'd just like to get some closure in my mind about what to do with her.
Anyone out there with some good ideas?
By the way, she knows all of her colors, shapes, numbers to 10, she's working on her own to write, she can write her own name, etc. We've done the patterns, lacing, etc. She's really mastering all those preschool skills very quickly. I promise I'm not doing anything except just "being there" for her when she's interested in something.
She's at a point, the next step is reading, writing and cutting skills. HELP!
Thanks again for giving me a place to "talk."
Maybe some of the more experienced mom's will give some more helpful advice, but from my limited experience, you should definately still plan on doing MFW K if you are wanting to do that - no matter where your child is on the reading spectrum. It's just so wonderful. The unit studies such as Apples, Insects, Jewel, and so on can be done separately from the phonics portion if your child is beyond the MFW phonics instruction by that time.
You could make that choice when you get to the beginning of Kindergarten and see where your child is. Maybe the phonics lessons would still be enjoyable as a review, or maybe you would simply use another phonics along with MFW-K units. I think both ways could work well. I have done it both ways (using MFW phonics with the units, and another phoincs with the units) and both ways worked well.
Hope this helps. I think the curriculum is enjoyable for any child ages 4-7.