Thursday, March 29, 2012
When M-girl was younger, she wanted to do schoolwork of her own. She enjoyed sitting on my lap and working on her workbooks, but sometimes I needed her occupied independently so that I could teach her older brother. That's when I came up with the idea of making her an alphabet scrapbook.
First I wrote each letter of the alphabet on a separate sheet of colored paper. Each day, I would explain the sounds of one or two letters. Together we would think of various words that started with that letter.
Then I'd set her loose with old magazines, child scissors and glue sticks. She enjoyed finding pictures of things that started with her daily letter. It was a great way to keep a pre-schooler occupied while I taught her older brother!
I recently dug her old scrapbook out again. Sometimes D-boy needs a project to work on while the older two are still working. Never underestimate the power of a cutting and pasting project to keep a homeschool running smoothly!