It is important to realize that spelling homework is not the same as studying to learn the words. If you want to help your child learn the words for the weekly test, remember children often have a specific way they learn new items.
- Sit next to your child.
- To spell cat, start with your left little finger and tap it for c, tap the next finger for a and the next finger for t. Then have your child do it with you.
- For a word in which one sound is made by two letters, tap two fingers together. Example DUCK - little finger tap d, next finger u and next two fingers for the k sound or ck.
- Have your child do it with you.