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My 8 year old daughter gets confused between the letters b and d how can i help her?

In Topics: Helping my child with writing
> 60 days ago

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BarbK
Feb 15, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Here are two tricks you can try.  One is to write the word "bed" on a piece of paper and then draw a bed around the word.  Point out the bed begins with /b/ sound and ends with a /d/ sound.  If she knows how to spell bed, she should be set.

Another visual you can use is to form a capital B and point out that the lower case b can be found in the capital letter (the lower part of the capital).

If you are still noticing reversals, bring it to your daughter's teachers.  There may be a learning problem that can be nipped in the bud at an early age.  Believe, I know from first hand experience.

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