When you think about core subjects in education, whether your child learns in a traditional school setting or at home, do you ever include spelling as a subject on it’s own? Many schools and homeschooling families don’t actually teach spelling as a separate subject. Instead, they incorporate it into other subject areas. Reading, language arts, even math (see, those math word problems don’t have to be pointless, lol!).
If you are looking for a way for your kids to practice spelling (either as homeschool subject, or for homework help), have you thought about letting them play some spelling games? Traditional board games, like Scrabble and Boggle are always fun! If your family prefers online games, there are sites out there that offer online activities and resources, like spelling games and spelling flashcards (and some of these sites are even FREE!).
Share time! How is spelling handled in your home and/or classroom?