Keevin is having a hard time

Ashleigh - posted on 10/25/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Keevin is almost 4, but he is having a hard time with his numbers and ABC's. What do I do to help him more, I work with him a lot!

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Candice - posted on 10/26/2009

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my daughter LOVES sesame street and at 18 months is already fascinated by letters and words and numbers. She only knows a couple of them so far, or at least only knows how to say a couple, but it's definitely gotten her interested in them.

Ashleigh - posted on 10/26/2009

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Thanks guys, I will start playing games with him and see if that helps. He's also really shy so when he thinks he is going to be wrong he bottles up, but if I turn it into a game I think he will take to it a lot more.

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I let my duaghter who is 22 months and can count to 5 and say and recognize most letters, watch wheel of fortune lol. it sounds like omg another tv addict, but its not that at all. at 7 everynight i put on wheel of fortune and we watch it and she repeats the letters called or even calls out some of her own, then we count as the letters appear on the screen. she's even learning vowels lol. when someone asks to by a vowel she will always yell one out lol. This has been one of the key factors of her learning her abc's granted she only says "abc 12345" i know that she knows other letters just not order they go in yet. we will work on order in a little while she just to young yet. I love this show for this very reason. they learn letters numbers, team work, and to show praise (she claps when they get it right ) I bet if i sat down and tried to teach her that we would not have gotten nearly as far. GO Wheel OF Fortune!!!! lol

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Try not to put too much pressure on him because it may make it seem like 'work' and then he may resist it even more. Play lots of games, like the other moms have suggested, and have fun with it. Do a letter and number of the day...for example, have him find things that start with "A" and have him carry around a letter A with him to remind him, or choose a number and have him find 10 apples or something like that. And point things out when you're with him, without drilling him.

Carolee - posted on 10/25/2009

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I play a crossword game on the computer, and have my son (2) help me. I point out the letters as I say what it is, and he presses it. He likes it because when we get a word correct, it makes a little chimes sound. He is no where near knowing that we're spelling actual words, but he likes the special effects, and he's learning his ABC's.

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My 3 boys are 6, 5 and 3 and they are having trouble too...I try to play games with them to help them along...when I swing them on the swingset..I say whoever can tell me the first letter of the alphabet..gets me to swing them first....if they can't say I tell them..then keep doing that with each letter...or play a fun game(make a poster board to put up on the wall in bright colors and go over it with them each day) he is still young and will get the hang of it eventually..the less pressure and more fun..they will learn faster...hope that helps

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