My daughter is 6 years old and is super smart, but has the attention span of a goldfish lol
Yesterday she ask me to give her something to write about, so I told her to go write about our trip to the zoo. She said that she didn't know how to spell the names of the animals and I told her to just sound it out and it would be okay, we would work on the spelling afterwards.
Her phonetics is awesome, but she can't spell very well. Sky is spelled with an I for example. I don't have her little notebook with it, its upstairs in her room, so I will have to come back with more examples tomorrow. But my question is, what would you work on first, legibility of handwriting or spelling? And I ask because she starts off writing wonderfully and as her attention leaves her handwriting turns horrible. I am very patient with her and remind her that she needs to focus on making it neat and to put a finger space between each word. But she has a hard time keeping focus. Okay so another question is, how do I help her keep focus? HELP! :-)