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any ideas on helping my dd

We r using flash cards to help her learn her abcs, she knows the abcs but ashe is having a hard time looking at a letter and knowing what it is.

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Asked by jamiethornton26 at 6:49 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • When you show her a card with a letter on it. You tell her "this is the letter __". Untell she start to get which letters are which.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:00 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • have her draw the letter when you tell her what it is. maybe do sections of the alphabet at a time instead of all at once.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 7:08 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • You're doing it. She'll get it. You can practice all day long. Point letters out. K-mart starts with K. and so on.

    Answer by txdaniella at 11:43 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Is she in school yet? Ask her teacher what her day in class is like and for ideas to help. The dollar stores have that lined paper for practicing the alphabet. I helped in my nephews kindergarden class last year when my sister couldn't make it on her days and the teacher had me do the same letter over and over and once we had A than we did A and B and so on, capitol and lower case at the same time.

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 4:21 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Question: How's her eye sight? Is it possible she's mixing up her letters, dislexic? Some fun ideas. Get cookie cutters of the alphabet. make cookies. Get the cereal thats called Post Alphabets. Have her hold the letter then write it on paper or paint it on paper. You could get old magizines from the library and cut out the letters, then make a colleage with that letter and pictures to match. Hope this helps. Have fun. Oh, another game in the card. we made a metal bingo board. any time they saw a certain letter they covered the square with that letter. who ever covered the board first won. or four corners; straight lines, etc. They would get to make the choice what we did that evening as a family

    Answer by Prayerpartner at 5:05 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Tell her what the letters are and just keep working with her.

    Answer by sstepph at 8:30 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • How old is she?

    Answer by MomIWant at 9:52 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • how old is she? my 3 year old knows all her upper case letters by sight...we focused on ONE letter at a time.. we would hunt through the house and find things with that letter, we would color a print out of that letter... we would eat cheese and sandwiches cut into the shape of the letter, cookies too!
    i would emurse her in the letter for a few days... then move onto another... it worked for us.

    Answer by asil at 1:13 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • how old?

    Answer by KTMOM at 2:49 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Also, find letters in writing around you -- environmental print. Use signs on the street, anything you have hanging up at home. She's not going to see the letters in isolation, on note cards, when she's reading. She'll see them in whole words. It just takes repetition and practice. She'll get there.

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:45 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

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