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Help me help my DS please. I don't know what to do

Anonymous
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I have a 5 year old son. He is fantastic with numbers, knows his colors, name, and his birthdate but we are having a very hard time with the ABC's. I have worked with him for 2 years with them and we are getting no where. He becomes very very frustrated and hits himself in the head repeatedly when he doesn't get it right, I have always gave him praise and encouragement even when he gets them wrong. I am out of ideas of how to help him learn.

We have used music, coloring abc books, blocks, and magnets. I was told if he doesn't know his ABC's they will not accept him into KG.

I am open to all ideas and advice on how to help him. Thank you very much
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:40 PM
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mamax20810
by on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:43 PM
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Have you tried Leap Frog DVD's? My boys loved those.
AlwaysKISA
by Ruby Member on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:44 PM
Who told you they wouldn't accept him into kinder? That sounds crazy.
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isaiahbellamom
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM
Does he have learning delays? My almost 3 year old knows her ABCs , I'm curious what age is normal to know them?
AlwaysKISA
by Ruby Member on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM
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And also, zoophonics and abcmouse.com are great.
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mamax20810
by on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM
Maybe get some kind of electronic toy that helps. Leap frog makes an alphabet sorter. My youngest has a VTech letter writing tablet thing and he loved that thing. Maybe put an alphabet poster in his room.
And also, if he's getting that frustrated take a break for a few weeks and try again.

And as a previous poster said...abcmouse.com is awesome.
proudmomalexis
by Bronze Member on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM
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i put post it notes on everything... like tv a big T cup big c and so on.
watched sesame street too.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM
Leap pad. That's how my son learned. As crazy as it sounds
joci2203
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:46 PM
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Teach him phonetically.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:46 PM
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Your child is so advanced, so smart, so wonderful. Is that what you want to hear?

Quoting isaiahbellamom: Does he have learning delays? My almost 3 year old knows her ABCs , I'm curious what age is normal to know them?
Bluerose1482
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:46 PM
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Cut the letters out of sand paper.  Let him feel the letter as you say then name.  Have him repeat the name as he feels the letter.  

Put sand in a pan and have him draw the letter in the sand as he says the name.

Have him write his letter in shaving cream as he says the name. 

Have him air write the letter crossing both sides of his body as he says the name.

Just a few ideas.

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