Teach Your Monster to Read

I just recently discovered this amazing FREE website: Teach Your Monster to Read. I had been hesitating on trying it out since I didn’t want Sophia using my laptop but a wireless mouse was the perfect solution. I set up Sophia’s account which took a few minutes.

Teach your monster to read
Teach your monster to read

You get to pick from 3 different learning levels, which is fantastic. I was so happy we could skip over learning the alphabet sounds portion since Sophia already knows it and would have got bored with it very quickly.

unlocked letter sounds
Sophia’s unlocked letter sounds

She started on the second level and has been having a blast with it. She has played it several times and has learned about these letter sounds so far: ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee.

tricky words
tricky words

She’s also learning and practicing non-decodable words like: he, she, the, to, we, me, be, was, no, go. It is even working on reading comprehension of short sentences.

Here are pictures of few of the different types of games you get to pick from.

Space game
Space game
save the bear game
save the bear game
balloon game
balloon game

Try it out Teach Your Monster to Read and see if it is for you. It’s free after all 🙂

Upper and Lowercase Free Printable

When Sophia was obsessed with learning the alphabet, at 2 years old, I found her both upper and lowercase letters to trace.

It is serious work learning your letters
It is serious work learning your letters

Tracing the alphabet really helped her with her letter recognition.

Letter learning fun
Letter learning fun

I really liked the ones I found from here: http://earlylearning.momtrusted.com/2013/08/rainbow-letters-coloring-pages-free-printables-for-beginning-writers-preschoolers/

Learning lowercase letters
Learning lowercase letters

Sophia was so excited to do them and I had to have a big stack printed out ready 🙂