Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spelling Ideas

Over the past few years, I have had a lot of requests from moms for help with spelling curriculum. This seems to be a common frustration for home school moms. What have you used that was effective? Do you know of any great programs or websites that would be a good resource for other moms?

One thing I like to do with kids for spelling practice involves a cheap can of shaving cream. Put a mess of shaving cream on a baking sheet, cutting board, or even on the wall of the bathtub. Then, have your child spell words into the shaving cream. This is especially great for tactile-kinesthetic learners, but also great fun for any kind of learner! It's a visual activity, and if you have the child spell the word aloud as they write it, it becomes an auditory exercise as well.

If you are not sure which kind of learner your child is, have him or her take a learning styles inventory. Some sites are listed to the left.

What other ideas do you have?

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