Unexpected Letter Practice
|August 21, 2011||Posted by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling under Fun at 4, Kiddos In Action, Unintentional Learning|
In an effort to help keep Thing 1 connected to his daddy, while he is out of town, I thought it might be cool to set up a blog for him and his daddy. I thought that a blog would let Thing 1 be in control of his communication with his daddy. It is also something that only he does, meaning that Thing 2 doesn’t get to do it too.
Today as we were setting everything up I let him write his first post. Considering that he is only 4, there isn’t a whole lot he can type without my help. So he started off by typing his name and daddy. Then he asked me for some other words. In order to have a little bit of freedom to go fold laundry, I wrote the words down on a piece of paper. Out of habit, I wrote them in lowercase letters, not thinking that the letters on the keyboard are uppercase. It was a great way to practice upper and lowercase recognition.
Now the wheels are turning and I am thinking that this might become a good way to practice our sight words, word families, typing and anything else that I can think up. There is a good possibility that over the next few weeks, I will be creating a blog for the boys to use in the learning process.
I absolutely love when something so random turns into a great learning experience.