My Book Of Numbers 1-30 Finch learned his numbers more organically and his handwriting skills are not as developed as his reading skills, so this was a bust.
Maybe I might’ve liked Handwriting Without Tears better if I purchased the teacher’s manual and related accessories? Anyway, I don’t like the style of writing and found that the books didn’t offer enough practice for Finch and Wren.
Finch and I felt that Explode the Code was uber boring. Seriously, we stopped after a few pages b/c it was so dull.
I want to be the kind of person who can use something like Family Math but I’m not. I can’t take an activity out of a book that way and make it come alive. Plus, my kids know when they’re being played. Maybe it’s my unusual, “hey, I know, let’s play a fun new game!!!” tone or something that tips them off…
Spelling Workout was too easy for Robin (a natural speller) and Wren, so I decided to go with the “look it up, Dear” approach.
I read about Vocabulary Power Grade K on another blog. I didn’t find it helpful at all. I also found the illustrations were a distraction for Finch as he would just guess what was happening in each picture instead of reading the accompanying sentences.