I learned early on that my two children have very different learning styles. While my daughter doesn’t tend to favor repetition or work book approaches, my son tends to prefer it. She always needs a lot of interaction to keep her occupied and change to happen quite frequently. He on the other hand tends to prefer knowing what to expect next. Too much change to soon often frustrates him. If something is very busy he tends to get distracted and misses the point of the lesson. In realizing this, I knew that how my daughter learned to read would not be the same for my son.
When the opportunity arose through the Schoolhouse Crew Review Team to review a classical curriculum called First Start Reading by Memoria Press I jumped at the opportunity. What drew me the most to this curriculum was the fact that not only would my son be mastering his phonics but would also be improving his handwriting and early reading skills all together.