Wednesday, March 24, 2010
As I was bloghopping yesterday, I came across a site that said something about teaching a child to read and do math. I personally know about reading since my little one can sight read about 50-80 words and can "spell" through phonics (dog is "dee oh ga"). I haven't yet heard any parent talk about teaching their child (below a year old) math.
I'm amazed at how my little on picked up on her reading. The material we use does not teach the alphabet but she can now recognize 20 letters. There was one time that we went to her doctor's office, and she wanted to knock on the door. I just told her read it, and didn't notice that there was a sticker that said Tax Mapped. I was surprised when she said "Tee ey ek, TAX". Of course TAX wasn't one of the words we study. She literally left us speechless.
Now I'm thinking of trying her at math, just seeing how it goes. I downloaded a couple of materials from the site and showed it to her, just one time today. She seemed interested.
Just so you know, I'm not the type to force her. If she doesn't want to look or listen, I immediately stop. I'll keep you up to date!