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Amanda - posted on 10/12/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son can make the letter sounds when he sees the letters but he doesnt know what the letters are? If you tell him to write the letter R he will look at me like im stupid but if you tell him write the letter rrrrrrrrrr he writes it? whats up with that?

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Melanie - posted on 12/09/2010

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Try the LeapFrog product called fridge phonics.. It's this thing you put on the fridge that your child puts a letter into. It then sings " 'R' says 'rrrrrr'. 'R' says 'rrrrrr'. Every letter makes a sound 'R' says 'rrrrr'." For letters that have two sounds, it would go like this " 'A' says 'a' and 'A' says 'ahhh' every letter makes a sound. 'A' says 'a' and 'ahh'." You can pick one up at Target, Wal-mart, or even amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/LeapFrog-Fridge-Ph...
It worked great for my son and the other kids I watch. Good luck!!

Maureen - posted on 11/24/2010

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Each child is different. He is using his phonetics that will help him to be a faster speller I would bet. He will learn the sight of letters as they are taught in school. I would just keep saying the sounds and he will be that much farther ahead.

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