Author: Marie HazellCrysta wrote:I am interested in using MFW (K) for my four year old son. Since I will be teaching his older brother this year I thought it would be nice to have a good curriculum to use with him (rather than try to dream up something for him to do each day.) Are there specific skills he should have first, or could we simply adjust the pace? The catalog mentioned sample lessons, but I wasn't able to find any.
SAMPLE LESSON: If you go to the kindergarten section of our website, you will then see kindergarten sample lesson listed on the [top right] bar. Click on it and you will be able to view a sample lesson which also shows samples of the reading worksheets.
Some 4 year olds are ready for kindergarten, but most are not really ready until age 5. Unless he really seems to want to begin learning to read, we usually recommend waiting until age 5, especially for boys. If you think he is ready to learn letter names and sounds, and sit still for one worksheet a day, you could begin the K program now but do it slowly -- in other words, take two days to do one day's work. If he begins to struggle, put the program away for a few months and then try it again.
There are some posts on this board from moms who began with 4 year old boys and found that they just weren't ready for K yet.