From the archives...
A customer wrote us to ask:
I have a 4 year old and a child who is almost 6 and we are almost finished with Foundations A. They love it and have done really well but I am not sure they are ready to jump into a lot more material in Foundations B.
Cursive was new to both of them. Is it too soon to teach all the upper case? I am just wondering if I am moving too fast as I do not want them to become frustrated. I am thinking mostly of my son since he is younger. If we should slow down and take time between the two what do you recommend to do in the meantime?
If they are enjoying themselves and want to learn more, I'd go ahead and start B, especially if you want to start teaching uppercase, as that instruction and lots of practice reading and writing them it is worked into the lessons.
If you want to take a break in between to reinforce material from A, I would just read aloud a lot with them (and have them try reading any one-syllable words with single-letter phonograms and short vowels), have them re-read the readers, continue playing with blending and segmenting, and play phonogram and handwriting games to help them keep moving towards automaticity with these foundational skills.
However, I can't think of any reason you shouldn't start B. Just take it as slow as you want to keep it fun for your kids!