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Monday, October 5, 2009

Testing Their Listening Skills

We have a television in our home but we don't have cable. This pretty much means that the kids don't watch t.v. because of the poor reception, and believe me, it is poor reception - like almost total static. This is good because we can monitor what they do watch and there are no commercials to worry about and no, "Can we get this? Can we get that?"

Still, I like to give them a little variety now and then, so my husband went to the library and picked up a few read along books.

Read Alongs

It started off sort of shaky because my two year old thought they were movies and she got really angry because there was only a voice and nothing to watch, lol. After she settled down things went well until my four year old wanted to be the one in charge of turning the pages. Big sis (five) thought she should be in charge because she is the only one who can read. Little brother promptly told her that he can read too (cat, sat, mat, at, etc, lol). Then, the fighting started. Overall, it was a good experience and I now know what rules to establish before we try it again.

In other news, my daughter is doing well with her multiplication and division and today I asked her to fill in as much of the multiplication table as she could (without the answer sheet) so that I could see which numbers need special attention.

A Few Mistakes But Not Bad

It looks like it will be the 4s, 6s, 7s, 8s and 9s. Not bad and pretty much what I expected, MashaALLAH.


Ms.Unique said...

Masha Allah :)

Umm Tafari said...

As salaam alaikum,

Let me make sure that I am reading this correctly- Your five yr. old is doing mulitplication? Masha Allah!! My little one is still learning how to count and recognize numbers, alhamdulillah.

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam,

Oh yes, mashaALLAH she's always been a fast learner. She started homeschooling at 3/1/2 and hasn't looked back.