We are on our last unit of MFWK for the first time and although we have not begun 1st, the K phonics is SO multi-sensory, it has been really great! It has been so good for my ds who in the fall only knew his capital letters of the alphabet and his name and now is reading all the cvc words and little readers that we've made.Bostonmom wrote:Do parents who use MFWK and 1st find the curriculum effective for their auditory/kinesthetic learners (especially in regards to spelling)?
Although it's not called spelling right now, I feel like when we work with the blend ladder page and dictate words once a week that we are doing spelling, it's seems like the same thing, we are just sounding the words out to spell them.
My ds is a "wiggly willy" (like in Cathy Duffy's descriptions) and so the multi-sensory approach has been great because we only do a small portion of pencil and paper work each day.
We've learned through songs, tactile activities (wiki stix, play dough, the textured Lauri letters), putting magnetic letters on our white board, writing dicatation on the white board, jumping onto our foam floor alphabet puzzle, playing letter games (bingo, go fish, concentration, etc.) and all of this has been great for both of my dc.
So, in short, the K is a very multi-sensory approach!