I need some help with teaching me 5 year old ABC

Yvonne - posted on 12/21/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I can't get my 5 year old to remember his ABC or number please help cause I feel like screaming at him but i don't want to be mean to him.

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Tiara - posted on 12/23/2015

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Remember to always make learning fun. You can find alot of great ideas on the Web when it comes to helping small children learn. Repetition helps when trying to help children this age. Even when it seems like your child is not getting it, keep working with him anyway. You will start to see a difference and it's the best feeling to see your hard work pay off.

Gena - posted on 12/22/2015

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I also agree,dont push or yell. Maybe get those magnetic alphabet's and numbers that stick on the fridge. I would try teaching playfully like the others have mentioned. Sing the ABC song,count when you go shopping together..for example we need 4 red apples and 2 oranges.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/22/2015

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Patience, consistency, and practice!!!

and I also suggest that you perhaps find a class that you can take to improve your patience levels, if you're this frustrated at this age.

Kids are not 'mini adults'. They aren't born with inherent knowledge. Patience, consistency, and a lot of repetition and practice will always be necessary to learn something new, whether it be the alphabet, math, reading, driving...

Sarah - posted on 12/21/2015

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I agree, patience is crucial. While most 5yo do know the alphabet song, not every 5 yo can write or recognize each letter. Lots of reading to him and talking about what you do in a manner that helps him learn, will help him become familiar with the shapes of the letters and the sounds they make. If you are concerned that he may have a learning disorder, the first people to talk to would his teacher and his pediatrician.
Here is a link to the US Dept of Education and it gives typical achievements per age group:
http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help...

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Yvonne - posted on 12/22/2015

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thank you Lindsey I'M keep my cool and just see what the winter break where we stand cause he is in kindergarten and it just want stick.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/21/2015

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DON'T scream, or be mean! Be encouraging. But don't push. When he/she is washing hands, sing the alphabet song. That is about the length of time they should be washing anyway, and singing it out loud will teach your child. Same thing for counting. Do it in the car, at home, whatever. The more repetition the better. Don't insult ,or make your child feel like they can't do it, cause then they won't want to.

Lindsey - posted on 12/21/2015

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Yeah you have to be careful and keep your cool.. Yelling only makes it worse and they might have a learning disability.. My son was the same way and still is learning his letters and numbers and he's 9 years old but I later found out he was also mentally ill and top of having only a 68 IQ.. So you just have to keep going over the ABC and number start of learning 1-10 then move on once that was accomplished ... Hope it helps

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