2 posts ago I casually blogged about Molly and her success in using the 100 easy lessons for kids. I also received many questions about the program. Not only thru the blog but by other HS'ing moms.
This book is amazing. As a still "new" HS'ing mommy to 5, I have barely gotten my feet wet. I still look to other, more experienced moms for advice... particularly moms of many. Homeschooling a large family is a whole different entity in itself!
Molly is my very first child that I will be teaching to read. Just thinking about this 2 years ago made me break out in sweats. To me, it was just amazing, that I would teach HER to read. I never felt it impossible because its done all the time. But it was still amazing to think about!
During my research, this book kept coming up. I knew it would be what I needed.
Even though we are not even halfway thru the book yet, I cannot sing its praises enough!!! Within 2 lessons... 2 very short 10 minute lessons, Molly was remembering word sounds!! By lesson 13 she was "reading" stories. (3 word sentences.)
I really don't supplement with anything else as of yet because this book has reading and writing intertwined. The way they introduce letters and sounds is different than most. I don't want her getting confused or interrupt the Distar system. Once halfway thru the book, I will add Sing Spell read and write. Its quite costly but well worth it. Many other moms have combined the two programs and came out with amazing success.
Following Molly, will be Noah and Abby and prayerfully more. So now is the time to get the songs sung throughout my home and make learning a bit more fun
Overall, I believe this book should be on everyones bookshelf. Even if you have an older child who struggles with reading, running thru this quick program with him/her will be just what they need to get them back on track and excel beyond their grade level.
I am so thankful I discovered this book before trying any other form of curriculum!