One of the ways that I am able to try some fun & exciting curricula to homeschool my kiddos and introduce y’all to, is through reviewing some awesome products like See to Spell. The creator of See to Spell sent me Kit 1 to use with my boys! I can’t wait to get started.
My boys have had so much trouble with reading & spelling. Many times I thought it was me not being a good enough mama teacher. I’d blame myself because I’d try something new hoping it would help my boys.
Then I’d look at Annette, she can read, spell, and write. In fact she has always been way above her grade level. When she was in 5th grade she was reading and spelling at a high school level.
My boys have not been tested for Working Memory or Dyslexia, but as their mom I honestly see signs that they may have some form of dyslexia and issues with working memory.
In the past I’ve drilled phonics, phonics, and more phonics. I think I’m going to try something different because memorizing phonemes and phonics hasn’t helped my children to spell & read well. Not that I’m saying it was a waste of time (not at all). But when there are so many rules to learn and your brain can’t handle it and it’s like overload or getting lost and/or not retaining it is time to switch gears, wait, did I just say that?
You know me I a phonics mama all the way but seeing my boys struggle is heartbreaking. I remember Josh trying so hard to read. I kept with phonics lessons because I’d read over and over that it was the way to go especially teaching kids with dyslexia.
At the time I didn’t realize that over 60% of a page in a book is sight words and that it’s okay to teach them in a non phonemic way.
So I’m excited to have found products like See to Spell & Dyslexia Games. I feel like I’m on the road to finally getting my boys to be good readers and spellers. To help them become more confident with reading out loud at church and if called upon to write something on the board without getting flushed and start sweating (like their mama).
With all that said, I really came here to write that I received a new product to review for you all. I didn’t plan on writing about our struggles. I didn’t mean to get all mushy and all but unless you’ve been through the struggles and challenges that we’ve had in this area you won’t understand how happy I am to use these products with my kiddos.
Starting Monday I’ll be adding See to Spell to our daily lessons.
I’ll keep y’all posted with how it’s working and of course write-up a review.
If you live right, chances are your children will too. But teach them everything. What you don't teach them someone else will-and you might not like those lessons.-The Delany Sisters
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