Welcome back to another article in the Homeschool Holiday series of Educational Product Reviews. These are items you can use with confidence in your homes, co-ops and classrooms to meet the needs of your learners. Each of them are created by teacher-authors like myself (small, family oriented businesses)*.
Today I am delighted to introduce you to A-Z Infinity. Melanie Miller has graduated her 4 children from their homeschooling program and continues to be involved in homeschooling several of her grandchildren. Her products are designed for Pre-K through 3rd grades and have a very traditional approach to learning. Much of what is in the A-Z Infinity store is inspired by student need.
I have had the pleasure of using the Letter Recognition and Sound flash cards with a young learner in my homeschool program.
Each letter has it’s own card, the sound symbol, a word that illustrates the correct sound use (both the long and short sounds for vowels) and whether the letter is a consonant or a vowel. The cards also show capital and lowercase versions of the letters and a picture to illustrate the word chosen. We used these cards to introduce the alphabet in the order I personally use Sometimes called the “Satpin” method. With this method you teach a mix of vowels and consonants using the following order:
This way after just 6 letters you have a variety of three letter words you can use as reinforcement.
Sat, tin, pin, pat, tap, tip, pit, sit, nit, nip, nap, pan
The small, easy to print and use flash cards that come with this set are perfect for learners to manipulate into these easy 3 letter words!
In no time at all my learner and I were making all kinds of words. Most real, and some she invented (that’s perfectly normal if you are wondering!)
When Melanie is not creating curriculum or assisting in the homeschooling of her grandchildren she enjoys loom knitting, going on walks, gardening and spending time with her family. She has been a homeschooler for 24 years working with her own family, co-ops and private pre-schools. Melanie also provides families with tutoring services.
A-Z infinity takes pride in creating products that are easy to use with simple graphics. Some products are ink friendly which is especially important when printing at home. Melanie tries to give a variety of color, font and style options within products to increase their appeal to multiple learners.
Until next time – Be blessed friends!
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