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I need help for my 5 y/o

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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 So DS has been having trouble with letter recognizition and with recognizing the sounds the letters make. He can recognize the letter by way of flash cards but on paper its like he never knew them and we can go over the sound a certain letter makes but move on to a different word with the same letter and he doesn't know it. We try and help him at home but it just becomes a frustrating mess. The school has him going to all day kindergarten to try and help him. So he has one teacher in the AM and then another for the PM part (they don't have all day kindergarten like a lot of schools do). This just started this week so its too soon to tell if it is helping. I would like to do more for him at home so I bought a couple different DVD's for him from amazon since he likes movies. I even called Sylvan which is a tutoring service known for really helping kids but the closest center is 2 hours away. Don't get me wrong, I will take him if it helps but trying to find other ways closer to home first. And part of me doesn't even know if he truly doesn't know it. When we ask him why he wasn't able to do it at school he says he didn't feel like it. I have no idea? So any other suggestions? I do plan on calling the school and seeing if I can't get him involved with the reading specialist.

by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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NearSeattleMom
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Could he just not be ready for kindergarten yet? 

Did you have his vision checked out?

nurbabe82
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 8:01 PM
He just had his vision checked a couple weeks ago at the MD but I might get his hearing checked just to rule it out. And he might not be ready. I questioned it before he started but DH thouht he would be ok.
2forKaty
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM

try the leapfrog dvds like letter factory! they are AWESOME! My DS LOVED them!

nurbabe82
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 8:08 PM
Thanks i'll have to check them out.
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