writing his alphabet

Shaquana - posted on 11/09/2016 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is three in a half about to be four in january of next year I just got him back from the state the home he was in the lady didn't even teach him how to write his alphabet let a teach him how to.trace his.letter or.name.please give me advice on.what to.do

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Dove - posted on 11/09/2016

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Agree w/ the other ladies. While he is certainly in the range to be doing these things... he is on the younger side of the range and considering that he was removed by the state and you just got him back... there are much more important things to be dealing w/ between the two of you.

As far as just answering the writing topic goes... you can incorporate those activities into your bonding time if he seems to be willing and interested (but definitely don't push it if he resists). Some things the two of you can do together... coloring and drawing, finger paint (you can do it w/ pudding as well... messy, but the clean up is tasty), do a 'letter of the day' where you write the letter, point in out when you see it, make foods and/or do projects w/ things starting w/ that letter, etc... There are many different ways and ideas out there to make learning fun. Kids learn best through play and when it's something THEY want to do.

Michelle - posted on 11/09/2016

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I agree with Sarah, He's still so young.
I think you should concentrate on rebuilding your relationship and not push him to be writing.

Sarah - posted on 11/09/2016

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Though this is something you can start to teach him he is still pretty young for this task yet. This is usually something more geared towards a 4.5 yr old to 5 yr old. You can get books that allow you to trace letters and wipe off the marker. But I would not push it if this is something he is not interested in yet.

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Sarah - posted on 11/10/2016

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Sorry I miss read that. Dove had a very good suggestion. Also try to keep a good routine and be consistent.

Dove - posted on 11/10/2016

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As far as if he's held back in preschool... don't worry about that right now. Doing two years of preschool... or even two years of kindergarten is fairly common for quite a few kids either for emotional or academic reasons. If it happens... it happens.

Dove - posted on 11/10/2016

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Sarah... it sounds like the foster mom was the one MAKING him act up... unless there is a language confusion here.

Have you tried holding him firmly enough that he can't hurt you, but gentle enough to not hurt HIM when he's acting like that? It 'might' make things worse, but it can really calm some kids. Are either of you seeing a therapist? That might be very worth looking into. How long was he away from you?

Sarah - posted on 11/10/2016

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I would ask foster mom what she used/said to calm him. Foster parents can be an awesome tool to help the transition.

Shaquana - posted on 11/10/2016

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Also my son is three and half years old he has a serious behavior problem when he used to be with the foster mother she used to whisper something in his ear and that when he would start.acting up for example when he doesn't get his way he would start hitting and throwing things and cursing when I put him in time out the behavior.continues. he just came home What can I do about his behavior. When my.worker asked him did the foster mother tell unto act up.he would say yes is their anything I can do

Shaquana - posted on 11/10/2016

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Thank you I was afraid he would be held back in preschool if he didn't known how to trace his alphabets or his name

Shaquana - posted on 11/09/2016

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Thank you ladies for your helpful advice and I would deeply take the advice u gave me in to consideration

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