Noogs (one of these days I'll have to respect the dignity of an almost-four-year-old and just use her real name) is making merry progress through 100 Easy Lessons, with lesson 7 taking place this morning. She's just learned the "t" sound and took great delight in writing a pageful of "t"s -- t is an easy letter for small hands to master. We have one more review lesson and then the curriculum introduces words, not just combinations of sounds. I can't wait for lesson 13, which is the first lesson to present a small story for the child to read. (The story is merely the sentence "See me eat" accompanied by a picture, but I think that Noogs will be thrilled.)
One concept she's having a little trouble assimilating is the rhyming section of the lessons. You start with a sound, say "m", and then rhyme it with various endings, such as "eat". She can do it with me, but when it's her turn to rhyme she only wants to say the ending. Since there's so much review included in each lesson, I haven't been pushing it. I'm sure she'll pick it up eventually.
Since we seem to be progressing well (so far!) with basic reading instruction, I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for beginning math books. Noogs can count to twenty and do some very basic addition and subtraction with blocks or little toys. She recognizes all her numbers as well.
(Amber -- did you start with 100 Easy Lessons? How did that go?)
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