As a homeschool family, we’d taken the ‘traditional’ route when it came to ‘spelling’. Lists, words, more lists, more words…can you spell boring, tedious and chore? I believe that spelling is IMPORTANT. How intelligent do we appear when we can’t spell?! Not real intelligent! I also don’t like to ever see that ‘glazed over’ look in the eyes of my children, I want their memories of being homeschooled as a blessing, as fun and something they truly enjoyed! I want them to love learning, no matter what it is they are learning! Spelling was quickly becoming one of those ‘glazed over look’ subjects, not only for my children, but for us as parents! Lists were ho-hum, and something that ‘had to be done’. Fine, we’d endure it, BUT….enter Spell Quizzer!
NOW we’re talkin’! Spelling transformed from ‘had to be done’ to ‘FUN!’ Computer time is a priviledge, not a given, around here–so doing spelling on the computer was now ‘a game’, a ‘challenge’, and ‘fun’ rather than a boring chore. Spell Quizzer has breathed new life into spelling in our homeschool!
Spell Quizzer Software allows us as parents create and manage each child’s spelling list with ease. I type up their list, (the software also offers some ‘pre-made’ lists already loaded into the software too) complete with audio recordings of their (custom!) spelling list for them, until mastery is achieved of said list. I love that we can keep the laptop open and as we go through our day and if a word is spelled incorrectly in other lessons, I add it to that childs list, in addition to their regular weekly list, that we customize for each child! SO easy for me! I have seen MUCH improvement, especially in one of my children who was less than excited about spelling, in the past. Her whole attitude and enthusiasm for spelling has completely turned around! Spell Quizzer really makes spelling into fun for children!
Spell Quizzer is a unique tool, that has really been a blessing to our family! It makes managing spelling for me, much easier and not a daily ‘chore’, but something that really turns much of the responsibility over to the children, letting me keep a watchful eye over it, while allowing them the fun and freedom of ‘doing it themselves!’ It also incorporates their typing and computer skills, another bonus!
I will never go back to our old way of doing spelling, Spell Quizzer is a homeschool family’s dream–we LOVE it!
Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 @ 8:23 am
Categories: Lessons Learned at the Homestead, Musings from our Homestead to yours!, Product Reviews.
Tags: curriculum, Fun, Homeschool, Spell Quizzer, Spelling Software, Teaching Spelling.
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