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lntaylor
lntaylor asks:
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My daughter is 5 and a new-comer to Kindergarten. She has the basic skills down but occasionally writes backwards, is this typical for her age? Worry?

In Topics: School and Academics, Kindergarten readiness, Helping my child with writing
> 60 days ago

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LindaBologna
LindaBologna writes:
This is very common.  A class full of kindergarten children ranges in age from early to late 5 year olds, and some 6 year olds.  Some have been to preschool, and some have not.  There is a wide range of experience and abilities.  Sometimes children will get the shape of the letters and numbers correct, but will write them backwards.  This is a developmental milestone.  As the school year progresses, you will see gradual improvement.  If not, be sure to ask her teacher what can be done to help her.  In the mean time, provide a print rich environment for her around home.  Give her lots of chances to write.  Make signs together with her, for all the items and furniture in your home, and let her put the signs up, and practice reading them.  Then give her a sheet of paper on a clipboard, and send her around the house to find and copy all the words that start with "r,"  or all the words that have a "t" in them.  Make up games for her to write the words she sees on the signs.    She will have fun writing big words like "refrigerator."  A fun game is to mix up the signs, putting them in the wrong places.  Put "chair"  on the sink, and put "stove" on the bed.  See if she can "fix" them by putting them in the right places.  Looking at the words frequently, helps the brain to recognize them and learn the correct formation.  Practicing writing will help the connection between her brain and her hand, to write what she sees.  Above all, make it fun.  Kindergarten children learn best through play.
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jomeinska
jomeinska writes:
i wouldn't like to scare you but little kids usually do this kind of stuff when something else is trying to give a message to the humans us. but i would like to ask you some questions and get to know this case a little more pleas contact me if anything .
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