Summer is a great time to work with your children in a more laid-back, less "schoolish" way. You can be intentional about using materials and methods that will bring your children up to speed and give them the confidence of knowing they're capable of succeeding, while still keeping it relaxed. I'm going to share some suggestions for which materials to use for specific learning needs.
For help with reading fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and grade level in reading, 607 SnapWords are a must. The accompanying book of mini-lessons provides a game-based way of catching up on reading in a short amount of time. The older the child, the more quickly he will catch up!
For help with spelling, phonics, decoding new and unknown words and reading in general, grab our amazing resource The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns. I don't know of another such resource out there that will accomplish more in a few minutes a day. This resource is for any age and any level of reading or not reading. If you do every lesson in the book, your child will emerge reading adult material. Begin this summer and then just keep on through the school year until the book is complete. Reproducible.
To teach children to read from scratch with a program that provides everything you need to make your child read successfully, snag our Easy-for-Me Reading program. The resource leads you tiny step at a time to teach your child no matter his or her learning preference. All activities are provided and the lessons are self pacing and take about 30 minutes a day to accomplish the outlined tasks. Skill level is Kindergarten and first grade.
Struggling with math? Use Right-Brained Addition & Subtraction for the right-brained based way to remember all the facts up to 10. Right-Brained Place Value provides a fun and effective right-brained way to teach adding and subtracting for any number over ten. Finally Right-Brained Multiplication & Division will free your child of the need to memorize their multiplication and division facts. SO effective for children who have trouble memorizing facts!
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If you have specific questions about your child, please comment below!