Friday, 28 January 2011

bear babby.... tips for writing

Does your child mix up b and d too? Ebi-kun will ask me about 50% of the time which way does b go or d go. He always writes B correctly so I was telling him to think of that and as little b is the same as big B but without the top loop and that works.
Another trick is by using your hands like this...


Give the thumbs up sign then place your knuckles together like this....

the left now looks like a b and the right looks like a d.... 

and together they look like a bed....

Now, whilst we are at it, my cousin taught Ebi-kun how to remember his left and right. I was always taught 'you write with your right' which has been the bane of my life, being ambidextrous this little rhyme just doesn't work for me and I imagine it would be just as bad for a leftie so I have adopted this method too...
Put both hands out and point at the ceiling, then stick your thumbs out at 90 degrees


The one on the left looks like a capital L - simple! as long as your child knows his letters. 


Apparently there is a similar thing using the lines on you palm for remembering the Japanese but I don't remember what it is, Kirsty, if you are reading this please fill me in!
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