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What did you use to teach him to write?


Not all handwriting instruction gives specific instructions on where letters and numbers start and stop. Spalding and its spin-offs do. I think Zaner Bloser might. Children can't always tell directionality just by watching someone else do it or copying/tracing.


Your local library might have a copy of WRTR (the manual for Spalding); if so, you could check it out and use just the handwriting scripts and directions.

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I had this same question over the past year. My girls are young 1st graders and still reverse sometimes. It's faded a lot over the past few weeks - I assume their teacher has gotten on their cases about it.


I honestly don't know what to do about it other than wait it out. I would definitely not lose sleep over it. :)

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