Does your child cry when it comes time to practice spelling? Are they bored or frustrated? Regardless of which, it might be time to change the way you handle spelling.
Frustration and boredom can both be averted, to some degree, by adding spelling games to your curricula. Use popular word lists for spelling practice. Base your spelling practice on problem words you find in your child’s writing. Start by learning to spell basic Dolch words.
Let your child be the teacher and test your spelling. They can give you a spelling test which they grade. They will have to know how to spell the words they give you, or have an answer sheet. Even if they use an answer sheet, they will be focused on the correct spellings in order to grade your paper. Be sure to miss a few so they can correct them. It makes excellent practice for them.