My 4 year old son trouble remembering his numbers and letters

Jolene - posted on 11/04/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )




My four year old son is having trouble remembering his numbers and letters he can count to about 15 and can say the abs but when it comes to seeing the letter or number he doesn't know it we been doing flash cards and abc mouse but he just can't seem to look at and know it what else can I do.


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Dove - posted on 11/04/2015




Make it fun. You can do a 'letter/number of the day' where you talk about things that start w/ that letter, count that number out w/ M-n-M's, draw the letter/number in finger paint (or use pudding... kids love messes AND can eat it up when they are done). I'm sure there are other fun things to do that you could look up online.

Flash cards are fun for some kids... boring for others. Computer games do have their place, but personal interaction is SO much better and can help stick w/ the kid longer.

I also agree to not push it, but if you turn everything into a game you may find him learning and remembering and not even realizing he's learning.

Michelle - posted on 11/04/2015




He's only 4, don't push it too hard.
I have a very bright daughter and she took her time remembering what they looked like written down. She's now almost 6 and can read very well.

Sarah - posted on 11/04/2015




Give him time, my sister and I both struggled with dyslexia. I am NOT saying your child is dyslexic.
Maybe make up rhymes and songs to help him. That is the reason the ABC song came about. Find books and stories that focus on number building and letters.

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