Kimberly - posted on 05/07/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My 4 year old has just finished pre-K (to which he has been going 2 days a week this year). In school, he has been learning to write letters and now words. He has been able to recognize all the letters for YEARS and has an amazing vocabulary and is very articulate. But it has taken him a while to get the hang of writing. No big deal, as he is still young and I wouldn't say he is particularly behind the boys in his class.
BUT, now that he is doing a lot of writing on his own and with the "homework" they give him, I have noticed that he very often writes letters backwards and even whole words backwards. I try not to make a big deal about it, but it keeps happening over and over, even with letters and words he has known for a while.
He is my first and so I don't know if this is typical learning behavior when kids first start to write or not. He is wicked smart, so it wouldn't surprise me if he were dyslexic, but able to compensate most of the time.