Avery will be 4 in a few weeks. Our other two went to preschool the fall following their 4 year old birthday for 3 days a week. The main thing they learned there that they didn't already know or I couldn't have taught them was phonics and reading.
It is really worrying me and freaking me out that Avery won't have this experience. Well, it's also the fact that is where they met some of their little friends...WHERE is Avery supposed to meet little buddies? He has no one no where. For that matter neither does Justin now and that hurts my heart too.
Anyways, I saw this Hooked on Phonics set at Wal-Mart for under $40 before Christmas. I decided I wanted to give it a try, especially the PreK version, then we'll go from there to the K version or actually ordering him some curriculum from ACE or wherever we get the older two's work next year.
So....we bought it last weekend while we were out. It has CD ROMS to use with it daily for games and such so I waited on teh new computer to come in to begin. Actually I'll probably put it on the OLD desktop where the kids play all their other games.
I am so scared I won't be able to do this. Reading is such an important part of my life, as a relaxation thing, and a joy not to mention such a vital part of life, you know? I'm worried. I'm stressing myself about it.
We're going to start tomorrow. You start with "A" and he knows that letter because of his name so I'm sure he'll recognize the letter but it's the phonetic parts that bothers me!!
I don't my husband that I don't want to do this, I'm scared to do this and not do it well, for Avery's sake. HELP!!!