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We use Explode the Code for Reading. Now I'm on ds#2 who is showing signs of wanting / being ready to read, but not so much to write (at least not in any kind of structured way!).<br><br>
Anyone taught / nurtured the reading before the writing? Seems like the logical next step for him.<br><br>
I'm thinking about using the ETC materials but not expect any writing unless he really wants to.<br><br>
Just need to be reassured, I guess! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Thank you!
 

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My ds has been using Headsprout for reading for about a month now. He learned his letters names and sounds very early and had been showing a great deal of interest in learning to read. It's all computer based and there is no handwriting portion. My ds is only just now switching from a fist grip to a tripod grip and doesn't show any interest in learning to write yet.
 

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yea, i would recommend readingeggs.com or headsprout.com in lieu of a curriculum that requires writing (or starfall.com or anything without a handwriting emphasis, yk?). just my opinion.
 

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DD has been reading fluently for quite a while now. She doesn't write a lot, but is becoming more interested in writing. For her, it's been a natural progression.
 

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We used ETC, starting when DS was four. He wasn't writing, so I wrote what he told me to write, and sometimes we skipped the writing pages altogether. Sometimes he wanted to do the writing, so he did it himself.
 
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