Homeschooling with Foundations
Foundations is a complete Phonics, Reading, Handwriting, and Spelling program for ages 4-7 that takes children from non-readers to independent readers over the course of four engaging and multi-sensory levels of language arts instruction.
In one complete curriculum, Foundations interweaves:
- Phonemic awareness
- Linguistically accurate phonics
- Fluency development
- Reading comprehension
- Logical and consistent spelling rules
- Games children love
- Creative projects
- Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Verbal learning activities
Lets you teach the way your children learn
Four levels and rich variety of optional activities enable parents to tailor the pacing and the individual lessons to their children's abilities, interests, and needs. Most families teach the four levels over the course of 2-3 years, choosing the pacing that works best for their children.
Activities and games in each lesson keep young learners listening, moving, watching, speaking, and thinking, and a carefully designed progression helps children build a strong foundation for reading and then build upon it as they follow the five strands of reading through the curriculum.
Elisa St. Clair, homeschool parent
The activities and games in Foundations work well one-on-one and in groups, making it an ideal program for homeschoolers. A comprehensive teacher's manual makes preparation and instruction simple and allows parents to learn alongside their children as they teach.
Jonie Arends, homeschool parent