Yesterday we played in the morning and Takeshi got all the letter sounds right, even the G. I decided to do the next step which was learning to put the sounds together - which was a mistake. The 1st words to learn are the "at" words. Takeshi already knows "at" so I thought this would be easy. I got out our train and Takeshi didn't understand sounding out words. I could see he was frustrated and NOT INTERESTED. So then I tried all his favorite games with the "at" words, but he didn't want to play. I wanted to just keep pushing him until he "got" it, but I knew that he didn't want to and pushing would just make it worse. So we stopped for the night and played toys.
My hope is that this blog will be helpful to someone who wants to teach their child to read (or letters, colors, shapes, numbers or math). If you find any mistakes or items that aren't clear, please let me know. I would love the feedback!
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