My daughter just turned 4 less than a month ago... I have always known that she is very smart, she talks and acts like a 6 or 7 year old and she has a big personality ... she knows all her shapes, colors, etc.... but when it comes to writing she can't... I try to show her how told a pencil ( or crayon, etc) and she just seems not to be able to... she reconizes some letters but she cannot write any of them ( besides " L " ) and alot of her letters are backwards ( no matter how many times I try to show her... she still writes them backwards) ..... I always thought this was ok, and she will learn it when she gets to kindergarten... but my SIL ( who doesnt have kids) say that she HAS to know that before she goes...and now I am just kind of worried about it
Asked by Anonymous at 10:15 AM on Aug. 18, 2010 in Just for Fun
Answer by mompam at 10:24 AM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:17 AM on Aug. 18, 2010
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Answer by KFree907 at 10:24 AM on Aug. 18, 2010
If you force a child to "learn" before they are developmentally ready you can cause harm. You can have fat crayons and fat pencils (you can get them at office supply stores) but let her do things on her own. You might be interested in learning about how to teach young children if you are going to do this at home. If you google multiple intelligences you will find out about the many ways children can learn. Thomas Armstrong has written good books about teaching children using the multiple intelligences theory.
Instead of writing with a pencil you can have your child draw shapes with her finger in corn meal poured in a 9 X 13 pan. Be creative and think outside the box.
Answer by Gailll at 10:26 AM on Aug. 18, 2010
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Answer by Memigen at 10:24 AM on Aug. 18, 2010