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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

b or d?

I thought I would pass on a simple little gem for those who have children who confuse b and d print while reading and writing.

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Simply have the child with his palms facing him make a fist and then point up his thumbs.

b comes first so it is the first fist and the d is the second fist. Hope that helps. :)

7 comments:

Rhonda said...

Oh Chelita you are a doll!!! I have been trying every little trick that I know to teach Lindsay the difference between those 2 letters. I just know this is gonna work! Thanks a million!

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Your welcome! A friend and I were at the library one day this winter before Christmas and I told her to check out this book that looked really good (can't remember what it was called at the moment) and we went to her house and I was thumbing through it. It has been great for Remy in the b and d fiasco. :)

Sherry said...

I've also heard of using this along with the word bed (the hands like this kind of look like a bed, with b first, and d last). :)

Mamaclsn said...

I was just going to say it looks like a bed. bEd. I am so using this! Thanks!

Michelle said...

What a great idea. I"ll have to remember that one for the next child I care for.

Butter said...

I tried it with Cameron. It confused him even worse. But I think his reversals have more to do with his learning disability than anything else. It's the retrieval problem he has. He mixed up CAPITAL B and D as well so I think the letters are just too combined in his mind for some reason.

Lois said...

Awesome tip! My 4 yr old son gets these two letters mixed up still. Thanks for the tip.