parias1126 Posted November 30, 2011 Share Posted November 30, 2011 I have posted before about my 4 year old (5 January 2nd). I have introduced letters through Starfall on the iPad, letters to play with in the bathtub, Leap Frog Letter Factory, and writing letters with HWT. DS can not recall a letter, identify it or the sound it makes from one day to the next. If I ask him what sound a certain letter makes, he will just start randomly guessing. If I say, "what letter is this?" after we just learned it 5 minutes before, he can't tell me. I think he can identify 5 letters and their sounds (if that). He loves books. His favorite this week are Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Little Red Hen. He will open the book and has them memorized word for word and pretend he is reading it. He can tell me on the road, "Mommy, I see Do Not Enter!" or "Mommy, that says Stop!" I just don't get it! I haven't taught him street signs! How would he know this, but can't identify more ten 4 letters?? He is still learning to sing the Alphabet. He knows most of it, but sometimes needs help when he gets stuck. He doesn't want to do schoolwork so I don't ever push it. He will maybe twice a week pull out HWT, but loses interest after writing one letter. His handwriting is beautiful for 4. I'm so confused. What am I doing wrong? I'm not new at this! He is my 4th I'm homeschooling. I homeschooled one from 3rd who has graduated and starts CC in Jan. my other 2 just learned all of this with Starfall and were ready to learn to read by the age of 5. Am I just worrying for no reason? Is it normal with some children to just take longer to identify letters and remember te sounds they make? I have thought about buying prelevel All About Reading, but that's a lot of money when nothing else has worked and he just isn't interested in "schoolwork". Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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