My daughter doesn't care about learning abc

Yudaine Hernandez - posted on 01/18/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )




My little girl have 5 she is gonna have 6 the next month and she seems doesn't care about learning letters, I know she is intelligent and her teacher told me so, s I know she have a great memory she remember things that I dont, but when I ask her about letters at home she said she doesn't know what letter is,or she said she don't remember she know a few words but she doesn't seems interesting at all about learn new ones, she said she wants to play the all time, we talk to her about consequences but she still does the same. i'm really worried.


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Yudaine Hernandez - posted on 01/28/2013




thank you to every moms that answer, giving me so useful advices I dont know where to start

Holly - posted on 01/22/2013




flash cards... make it a game... each time give her a prize for learning and remembering more.... the first day, if she can remember 3 of them... the next day 3 more, but she STILL has to know the FIRST 3, the next day she has to learn 3 more, but still remember the other 6

Ariana - posted on 01/22/2013




Could you get her a tutor or sign her up for some sort of learning thing?

They have a website that is a computerized learning game that goes over letters and learning words.

You might also want to have her work on the letters with you each day. You could have it linked to something she likes, so if she works for 10 minutes (put a timer on) she gets to watch a show. That way it also doesn't become a big battle of you trying to force her to do it but her deciding whether it's worth the TV time or not.

If you decide to do that try to work on the basics, go from easy (just knowing the names of letters) and slowly work up, don't rush past things. I know I used to work with my son with letters and I'd get him to do the flashcards but I'd only have him do 7 at a time and first I'd say the letters, then I'd say the letters and have him repeat after me, then say them and ask him afterwards (maybe start with 3 letters) etc. Then ask her for the sounds and so on. Luckily he was fairly interested but if you let her know she only has to work on it for 10 minutes and no longer, and then she gets TV (or special play time with you if you don't watch tv or don't limit it that way...) then hopefully she'll be more motivated to do it.

I would go for a tutor as well though because kids tend to work better with others than their own parents when it comes to academics.

Jessica - posted on 01/21/2013




Keep on it, try a game that has her learn them, or a reward system? My baby is only 3 months, but my sister used to use a reward system with her three, whenever they got the right answer they got to play for a bit. It doesn't have to be food but a toy or maybe a special thing she gets to go do? Or find a toy like those big mats with the punch out letters that she can build with, something to get excited about it? Try even a tv show like sesame street that would help her, my niece loves elmo and we always use him as an example of how to correct her behavior (like; "Elmo would want you to take a bath, wouldn't he?") that sort of thing. I hope this helps. Good luck!

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