Thing2's school work yesterday was inspired by Developing Minds Through Occupational Therapy. We thought of Aunt Jessie when we did this!
- Drawing shapes
- Recognizing the sound pictures 'c', 'a', and 't'
- Following multi-step instructions
Then I made a key on plain paper and instructed him to use straight lines to make a square around the 'c' (we use sounds instead of letter names), draw a circle around the 'a' (short a sound), and a squiggly shape around the 't'. The sounds in 'cat' are the only ones we are working on right now. He still does not recognize the sound pictures well.
Reading Reflex. I would compare Phono-Graphix to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons but with much more common sense and parental instruction.
This took a healthy dose of concentration, but it was simple enough for almost-4-year-old Thing2 to see it through from start to finish.