We kicked off our Leaf unit with a trip to the Botanical Gardens. Lily loved it! We spent the day walking through the gardens (or the Forest, as she called it), reading about the different plants and picking different leaves. Some were almost as big as her!
We turned our Play Stand into a tree for the next few units. We cut out Fall colored leaves, and added
them to the play stand. Lily spent lots of time under her "tree".
http://moffattgirls.blogspot.com/p/products.html It is very hands-on, and it keeps Lily's attention the entire time. She is actually reading small books by herself, and has learned to sound out her letter blends while using this program.
www.hookedonphonics.com Another fun program! It uses DVDs, workbooks, books and computer games to teach. If your child is a hands on or multi-sensory learner, both of these programs are great!