In less than 4 months, Malachi will graduate from preschool. During this time, we will be focusing on Kindergarten readiness.
Critical Thinking was recommended to me by a Crew mate. After checking out their site, I thought this might be what I am looking for. If you are interested, I suggest reading:
Rather than mere rote work at this time, I want something that will make my child think!
I also am considering Early Bird Math for 5K. I have used Singapore Math now for levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and I have heard good things about EBM.
However, my main focus will be preparing Mali for Kindergarten. I am hoping he will be ready by age 5 (2/2010), but we will see!
I am using a PreKindergarten Report Card as an assessment tool.
Skills we need to work on before age 5:
- Writing his first name
- consonant sounds
- short vowel sounds
- counting by rote
- counting by objects
- create patterns
Regarding reading, I have a different perspective after starting All About Spelling in our home. This is a product I am reviewing for the Crew and I will be using it with Malachi for 5K. Intitially, just for teaching consonant and vowel sounds. Did you know that O has 4 sounds? We will focus on letter recognition with our letter O activities, but once we begin AAS, we will really focus on learning the correct sounds for each letter.