Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WFMW: Mama B and Baby b

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My 5 year old daughter still sometimes gets her "ds" and "bs" mixed up during reading and writing. It can be frustrating--both my boys did it, too. My tip has always been: b comes first in the alphabet, so it faces forward. It helps some but not always.

A friend recently gave me this brilliant tip: Capital B is the mama, and the lowercase b is the baby. The mama B can "hold" the baby b. Then you proceed to show in writing how the baby b can fit perfectly on top of or "inside" the mama B.

My daughter thought that was so cute!!! And I thought it was a great tip. Works for me!!!
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1 comment:

Jenn @ Jar Full of Rocks said...

The local elementary school teaches their kids the difference this way: put your hands in front of you, palms facing each other. Now touch the index finger of each hand to the thumb on the same hand. The b is formed with the left hand and the d is formed with the right hand. The kids know that b is the left hand because it comes first in the alphabet. :)


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