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How can i help my kids to be intersted in learning

My children 4year and 5year olds do not like writing and find it difficult spelling and identifying the letters. How can i help them, their teachers keep complaining. Is it a learning disability.
In Topics: School and Academics, Helping my child with writing, Learning disabilities
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Louiseasl
Sep 25, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing!

Children who are of preschool or kindergarten age sometimes have a slow start when it comes to pre-reading and writing tasks. This may be due to their desire to be more in to gross motor vs. fine motor skills.  Therefore, they may prefer the outdoors vs. working at a table.  The key is to provide some enticing ways to have them want to sit and work at a table or desk.   You can start with our information and  suggestions here on Education.com http://www.education.com/topic/learning-to-read/

And here are some more...

1- Bring the reading and writing outdoors!  Chalk on a sidewalk is a great way for a child to practice their letters and numbers.  Consider making a hopscotch board.  Perhaps use letters instead of numbers.

Also, one can draw with the chalk.  In addition, using a paint brush and water helps them to draw and write and is easy to clean (it evaporates!)

2- Next, consider making a fun book where they can create a story about themselves.  Use fun markers and colorful paper. Consider adding some photographs and drawings!

3- PlayDo is one of my favorites for pre- writing skills. They can form letters and then change them again and again!  If you work with your child, then they will be able to duplicate what you do, so that their formation of the letters is accurate.

4- Consider online games and fun to help increase skills. There are many sites, but one of my favorites is KABONGO (http://www.Kabongo.com).  There are also parent resources on this site.

5- Lastly, when a parent reads and writes it sets an example for their child. So, please read and write in front of them many times a week!

Good luck!

Louise Sattler
School Psychologist

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summayia
summayia writes:
My daughter never really cared for all this either until i got her into Leap Frog learning dvds.  They helped her so much that now at age 6, she is at 3rd grade reading level.  I also have her do Kumon books for reading.  Try those to see if that's any help.  I hope this works for you.
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Genesis726
Genesis726 writes:
I dont think its a learning disability and I hate when people want to put a label on a child like that.  Children learn at different levels.  My strategy in teaching my 5 year old how to read is to include her on everything I do.  

Kids feel good when they can help someone because they're praised for it.  I usually get out something that she really likes to eat like fruit roll ups and I ask her "Can you please help me read this package, I do not know how to open it and I dont know what it says, I need your help".

It works but we have to be consistent.  When driving or walking down the street have a contest with them who can spell the words on a stop sign and reward them with hugs kisses and high fives.  It worked for me.

Genesis
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genermcmillan
genermcmillan writes:
If your childs are not interest in writing and studies, please use the technology side . You can motivate your child with giving best details, I think the link will help you . http://school4schools.com/blog/breaking-technology-barrier/

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KatyJordan
KatyJordan writes:
I must say that teaching little kids is even harder than writing a dissertation! For kids everyhting should be done as a game - they have to learn things on the subconscious level and shouldn't think why this is wrong and that is right! Here a resource, that contains great tips on learning (and writing dissertatons by the way), I've added hereinafter
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swrelsert
swrelsert writes:
the entertainment for my children is always a priority concern and to learn

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