I have a 3 yr old who likes to get into mischief and a 6 yr old learning to read. To prevent my 3 yr old from causing problems and to meet the reading goals of my 6 yr old I'd thought I'd include the 3 yr old in our lessons with the focus with one child letter sounds and phonics and the 3 yr old working on recognizing the letters of the alphabet.
To make it easier on myself, I thought I'd follow the phonics program and as I was teaching one child the sounds the other would learn the letter. For example, If dd 6 is learning the short "a" sound, dd 3 would be learning about the letter a.
The would also mean that we would Not be learning the letters in alphabetical order. Is that important and should I worry? Has anyone else tried this? How did it work? Was it ok? Is it ok to teach the alphabet out of order and has anyone done this?
I'd love to hear any thoughts :-)
Asked by Anonymous at 9:26 AM on May. 16, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by Octobersmom at 9:29 AM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by noel1978 at 9:33 AM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 10:00 AM on May. 16, 2011