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March 22nd, 2010, 03:07 PM
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Jordana Jacoby & Jamason
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Location: PA and AZ
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Hi everyone. I want to do an informal play/preschool program with my daughter because she is so interested in learning academics. When I put on a "play" dvd (as in not a learning dvd but one for entertainment, like Disney) she is more interested in asking me what the credits say than she is in watching the movie. When we go in Toys R Us she goes straight to the books.. etc. So I want to encourage her interests and give her some new learning activities but I'm kinda stuck.

I have checked out the resource vault and I LOVE this site - especially the file folder games however many of them would be too easy for her now. But when I look at the higher level stuff, much of it involves worksheets and at 2 1/2, she's not writing yet. Is there something between file folder games and worksheets?

Sorry this is so long. I didn't intend to write a book. I'll describe her level at this point and what I have in mind for her as the next step. Please let me know if I'm leaving anything out!

Pre-reading
Knows:
all capital and lowercase letters as well as the letter sounds both receptively and expressively.
Can sight read around 25 words
Next step:
A file folder game matching capital to lowercase letters for review
A file folder game with simple pictures (dog, cat...) that has the the first letter missing _og, _at, where she places the first letter of the word where it belongs.
Same with ending letters
Same with middle letters
File folder game matching simple sight words to picture

Pre-math
Knows:
Numbers up to 20 expressively, receptively a little higher
Rote counts to 20
Counts objects to 10
Next step:
File folder game matching written number to number of objects 11 - 20
Patterning file folder games
What else?

Concepts
Knows:
Colors
Shapes
Body Parts, etc..
Next step:
File folder game sorting shapes
File folder game sorting colors
File folder game sorting categories (plants vs. animals, fruit vs. veggies, etc...)

Motor skills
Can:
Draw an age-appropriate face
Color reasonably close to the lines
String large beads
Stack blocks
Next step:
Tracing activities
Stringing smaller beads
Lacing activities
Work more on coloring


Am I forgetting anything? Also, as experienced homeschoolers, should I focus on her reading strength since she loves it or should I work on bringing the other skills up to the same level before helping advance the reading more? I'm worried she is all over the charts.

Thanks so much!
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