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Old 03-28-2020, 09:37 AM
 
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A former student from years ago contacted me about her kindergarten boy. When she tries to sit with him and do reading, he just cries. She is looking for something fun and he is only interested in dinosaurs and ocean animals. Any ideas?


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Haven't tried them,
Old 03-28-2020, 10:27 AM
 
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but these might hold some interest for him.


https://a2zhomeschooling.com/explore...s_field_trips/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdFFWLEZtlA


Ocean animals


https://www.sheddaquarium.org/educat...arly-learners/


I'm sure others will have lots more tips. I know it's not reading, but maybe she could make a page of questions he has to read and answer.


Probably not any help, but thought I'd try.
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Is she looking for books to read to him or for activities where he should be doing the reading?

I would suggest looking for something simple on teachers pay teachers for reading practice.

She could also search Pinterest for “homeschool elementary dinosaur ” or “ homeschool elementary ocean animals “ and find lots of activities. She could also substitute Montessori for homeschool and find a lot of good things.

And make sure her expectations are appropriate for kindergarten.

If he has access to a tablet, I just saw a program called Homer that looks like it might be pretty good.

If he’s on an iPad, suggest looking for interactive books to read to him.

Any of those suggestions except for the Homer program will allow her to search for ocean animals and dinosaurs topics.
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Epic is free now and likely has many, many books on dinosaurs and ocean animals. Likely many at his level, too!

If he is crying, she might need to back off, for now, on forcing him to read.
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Thank you
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You have given me many ideas to pass on to her. I really appreciate the help. I feel for the little guy and can also understand her frustration.


I agree that she needs to back off and read to him instead of urging him to read much.


Again, thanks. The support from this group is a treasure.


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Old 03-29-2020, 04:59 AM
 
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Many websites are offering parents free access. Scholastic is a favorite of my parents:

https://classroommagazines.scholasti...arnathome.html
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I love this website. He can listen to books and/or read them. He will warm stars to spend to build cool things in the rewards section of the website.

I agree to back off. When school resumes, his teachers will meet him where he is and move him forward. If she can make sure he’s solid with his letter/sound recognition and knows some beginning sight words, he’ll be fine.

Our P stressed that it will take time to get our kids where they need to be once this is over, and it’s ok. Everyone’s health- mental and emotional included- needs to come first.

Back to your former student- Ranger Rick is also offering free subscriptions, and one of them is about dinosaurs. I bet her son would love it!
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:57 AM
 
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I just saw this and thought of your student. It would be a fun way to practice sight words, etc. You could do something similar with a fishing game:

https://planningplaytime.com/dinosaur-preschool-theme
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Thanks!
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Looks like fun. I will pass this on.
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