263. The Progression of Reading in Waldorf Homeschooling

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Melisa Nielsen at Waldorf Essentials focuses on the progression of reading. 


The Waldorf way of reading is much different:


- Letters are introduced in grade 1. 


- There are no flash cards. If there are it is more as a piece of art displayed during main lesson. 


- When you have an up and coming reader it is important to practice daily. 


- A good rule of thumb is 5 minutes multiplied by their age. Cut it off at 60 minutes. 


- Melisa highly recommends not taking a giant break like summer break from reading. Even if it's only 5 minutes a day it is helping. 


- Kids can get frustrated, parents can get frustrated. Take a deep breath and share that "this can be frustrating, but I believe in you and we can do this."

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