Monday, 8 December 2014

A helping hand

A normal Monday here for most of the day.  Up at sparrow o'clock to get HMS back to school, then hitting the books with Small interspersed with counting games and Junior Monopoly.

Later on, one of Small's friends came round for some help with his reading.  He's older than Small, and is in year 3/Grade 2 at school but considered to be behind with his reading.  He also brought some homework he'd been given.  Not only was the print so small the poor kid could hardly see it - I had difficulty and I had my glasses on - it was also presented in such a boring way, it's no wonder kids don't want to do homework.  I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard for schools to present stuff they expect kids to do in a more child-friendly way.

We got friend going on Starfall which is an American site, but the one that both HMS and Small learned to read on.  My only complaint when Small first learnt was that he tended to say "zee" instead of "zed" but that was soon put right.  Friend was soon having fun without realising he was learning.  The site's interactive, so there's plenty of fun stuff to do, see and click on while you're reading.  He must have enjoyed the experience as he can't wait to come back and have another go.  It felt good to see him growing in confidence as he read.

Not a solitary penny spent today as tea was stuff that had already been done and put in the freezer.  A day when no money is spent is always a bonus!

Until next time. x

1 comment:

  1. I'll tell my wife about the site as she's a teacher and always looking for more resources.


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