Take, for example, an apple. Turn it upside down, is it still an apple? Flip it over, still an apple? With any object you choose, no matter how you hold it, it will not change what we call it.From the moment we are born and start focusing, this is what we learn. Then, when we start to learn to read, the rules change; 'd' if we reflect it, it becomes 'b' but some of us still see it as 'd' just like the appleArticle Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6516563
We've been tackling letter confusion the past two weeks.
I thought I would make a comprehensive list of different ways to help with letter confusion.
Our brain learns things when we touch, handle and feel things. Most of these ideas are kinaesthetic in their approach.
1. Use food.
In this example, I used berries and bananas. We ate one piece of fruit at a time while saying a word that began with the letter "D"
2. Use your hands to make the shapes of the letters
3. Give the letter a Phonetic Personality
4. Glow in the dark letters
Observe the letter in the dark. Ask the child to close their eyes and to visualize the letter they just saw.
Turn the light on and ask them to write it on your hand
5. Use a geo board
6. Press out the letters in tinfoil
8. Sand Paper/Sparkle Dust method
A Montessori teacher taught me this trick.
Using sandpaper or in my case, sparkle dust that has been glued onto the letter, have the child trace the letter with their fingers. As they trace it, say the phonetic sound- "Duh".
Afterwards, have them trace it again and ask them, "What sound does that make?"
9. Trace the letter
10.Using rice, bird seed, shaving cream or salt have the child trace the letter
11. Lace 'em Up
12. Use glue and beans
14. Stamp it, then trace it
15. Write letters on your child's back and have them guess what letter you wrote
16. Write letters in the air
17. Use your body to make the letters
18. Try and find the letters in unusual places
(in this case, the taco shells are D's)
19. For lower case "b" and "d", give them the thumbs up!
20. Use snow and food colouring
(salt or shaving cream works if you don't have snow)
21. Use glow sticks
22. Window markers
23. Close your eyes and draw the letter on paper
24. Walk, crawl or skip along the letter
(use chalk in summer or newsprint and marker in the winter)
Sing out words that start with that letter
25. Play Wipe out