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Home Education Part Three: Dollar Stores!

Home Education Part Three: Dollar Stores!

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**This is the third part of a four part series I am doing on how you can accelerate your child’s education.
So far we have talked about teaching little people how to read — and using Learning Posters! This week we talk about Dollar Stores!
There is an unlimited amount of educational materials you can find just walking around the local Dollar Store…or even looking at the popular Dollar Bins at stores like Target!

What kinds of things can you find?
Posters, foam clocks, cut outs, flash cards, word cards, phonics charts, write on – wipe off boards, work books and more! All sorts of fun things to back up your lessons on your learning poster or let you branch into something new.

I know several teachers who said – if a child can understand money before first grade – math will be easier for them…so I worked on that, and telling time, like you can see in the pictures below.
     

I also found great United States Flash cards so we created our own leaning poster to cover states and capitols!

(I particularly like the sun she added over Wisconsin, LOL!) Starting with our state – and slowly adding those around us – we worked our way through the entire country and put the flash cards on the outside flaps of the poster. We have a wood US puzzle, giant floor puzzle and wall map to reinforce the lessons. When we drove to Florida for our Disney trip – we made a big point of listing each state we passed through.

It’s not hard to make mini “teaching moments” of almost anything – but can take a little time to tie it all together. It’s one of the best time investments you can make – for your child’s future.

Blessings-
Dannelle

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