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    Don't let him work on it for more than 10 mins, in fact after 5 take a break on to something else and than come back. I you keep at in one long session it will damage his confidence and it will be harder for him to learn it.
    So a few, 3 or 4 mins sessions ( that are kept upbeat) spread over the whole night will do so much better.

    I am all for writing them out on a4 paper and pinning over the house. Make it fun as possible.

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    Has your school changed to National Curriculum yet? They are not meant to learn other than through play until Term 3 in Prep, no pencil to paper, no home readers only self-chosen library books. Try not to stress, he's one of the youngest in his class just remember.

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    I highly recommend the 'ABC' book by Dr Seuss. My DS was obsessed with it at age 2, we read it every night, so as a result could recognise the alphabet from a very young age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Has your school changed to National Curriculum yet? They are not meant to learn other than through play until Term 3 in Prep, no pencil to paper, no home readers only self-chosen library books. Try not to stress, he's one of the youngest in his class just remember.
    That's terrible, glad DD's school isn't doing that... what about the kids who are absolutely ready for putting pencil to paper and doing readers?

    OP you have been given some great suggestions, I agree that if you make it fun it is more likely to stick. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    That's terrible, glad DD's school isn't doing that... what about the kids who are absolutely ready for putting pencil to paper and doing readers?

    OP you have been given some great suggestions, I agree that if you make it fun it is more likely to stick. Good luck!
    It is child led, those who want to can access the self help area and the teacher or an aide works with them, but as a class it is not enforced.

    I give up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Has your school changed to National Curriculum yet? They are not meant to learn other than through play until Term 3 in Prep, no pencil to paper, no home readers only self-chosen library books. Try not to stress, he's one of the youngest in his class just remember.
    They mist have changed. I have given up today and we will try again tomorrow.

    I will also go out and buy some more A4 paper and decorate the house in letters as we learn them.plus an alphabet chart in the toilet and his room.

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    She knew this before school, but I know Chanel is not the typical case... she'd rather spend her days reading or writing than most kids.

    If he's having troubles, perhaps the teacher has some good ideas? It also might be a good idea to have Alphabet flash cards so you can quiz him a little? Maybe give him something to help him along. A looks has A pointed tip... B looks like big boobies on a big belly... etc etc. We talked about stuff like this before she started school because she wanted to learn and I think it helped. Obviously just reading with your finger under the words you're reading and all of that stuff will help too!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saF3-...feature=relmfu

    DS loves this and as it's musical, he caught on pretty quick.
    Show it to your little one.


 

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