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For the past three months we have been using Progressive Phonics. DD has done well with it but lately she has become bored with the program and she protests if that is what is on the schedule for the day...
So... I'm on the hunt for a new phonics program. Maybe something a little more hands on? I'm off to google it now because I'm not even sure what other programs are out there, but I would appreciate any suggestions, or a point in the right direction.
Kayttie, in love with Shane, mom to Emma Brynn and Jacqueline Noel
I have yet to hear of a child enjoying phonics (that's not to say it never happens, but I think it's rare, or a whole lot of coincidence has gone into my exposure to conversations about children's feelings about phonics), but for something hands on, you could check out reading rods.
LOL... I have that weird child who always begged for phonics.
Ben liked Explode the Code (workbooks, not online). You can also use starfall.com if you want, but I don't consider it a full curriculum. Some people like Bob books and Hooked on Phonics. Ben didn't like Bob Books, and we haven't tried HoP, so I can't comment on that one. You can also try Brightly Beaming Resources, but you'll have to build your own curriculum. It's just a suggestion outline mainly.
Speaking of hands-on ... what about "All About Spelling"? It's one that uses more hands-on than writing, BUT it's expensive, and it has more teacher prep work than others out there. I like the idea of teaching spelling and reading at the same time. I can't even count the number of times I've been trying to tell Ben something and had to spell the word out on a white board so he'd understand what I was saying. That's especially true for words like our/are, bear/bare, right/write, etc.