My son is 4. He can do first grade math but is still struggling with learning all of the letters of the alphabet. I worked with him this summer with letter identication games. alphabet books. i hung an alphabet in his room. we sing the abc song every day almost -- he points to the letters when we sing them and still! he struggles to identify them in isolation --- so what have you found that worked well to teach your child the ABC's? is there any toys that are great? i dont want to show him how fustrated i am about this. I dont want to concede that he has a learning disability if he is only 4 and can do advanced math. We have a year before K to get him set. honestly he remember more about the letter sounds than the actual names of the letters -- help a momma out! i am trying so hard for him and what i am doing isnt working...Answer Question
Answer by SunShineMoMM at 10:50 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:50 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by justnancyb at 10:51 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 10:52 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 10:53 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Wait until he is older. There is no rush to lear things. It doesn't matter when he learns the alphabet. Pushing kids to learn things too early can cause learning disorders.
Answer by Gailll at 10:53 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:58 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by chocaholic888 at 11:09 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
With my oldest, we made up words (not exactly a song) with motions to match for each letter. I can't really remember everything, but I know we started with "Airplane A" holding our hands above our head to make a triangle shape and acting like we were flying. For "B" we said "Bump, Bump, B" and traced the bumps of the B in the air with our finger. "C" was curvy C, which we also traced in the air with our finger. We had a lot of fun coming up with different words and motions for each letter.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 11:14 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by psugal at 11:47 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
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I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions.