Dyslexia Games Series B
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Before starting school the kids and I completed 3 more pages of Dyslexia Games.
This time I found 1 black pen with a fine tip! Yay for mom! I gave the black pen to Lance. Ethan and I used blue, ack! I need to make a Target run and get some black pens. I’m a blue pen mama so that’ s why there is a shortage of black pens at Homeschooling6!
I love that Dyslexia Games gets our creativeness going.
Please ignore that my boys are wearing the same clothes as yesterday.
Lance adding the missing parts.
Ethan working on his pages.
I told Lance he did a great job but next time try to add what’s missing more like the original. I’m not sure if it’s okay for him to get creative or if he should only try to duplicate the original. I’ll have to ask Sarah.
I think both have their benefits but I want him to get the most out of the program so if he should copy without adding his own touch to it then I’d like him to do it that way. If he’s allowed to add his own bit of creativity to the drawing and it’s still accomplishing what the programs goal then I’m okay with that too.
I just want to make sure we are using the program correctly.
Here is Ethan’s. With his I’m wondering if the blue pen is okay. The program says to use a black fine tip pen. I’m not sure if by using blue the boys won’t get the full benefit.
Author Fun Fact: Sarah and her family were on a House Hunters episode! How fun is that?!?!
I did ask the author about the why behind using black pens. She said, "We have found that when pens are used the color and style of the mark matches the style of the drawing on the paper, and it is very satisfying. When kids use pen that matches the paper they boast to mom "I bet you can't tell what part of the drawing was missing!" The feel good when they make the drawing look like a part of the original picture, and since it is an art game that matters."