Letter reversal strategies for kindergarten TIP!
Research tells us that letter reversals are not uncommon in young children, but I wanted to offer a fun way to remind my students about b and d. I know I want to help my students build the right muscle memory, so I want to minimize these reversals as much as possible.
My master teacher taught me about “baby diapers” when I was student teaching and I loved seeing how the students cracked up whenever we said it.
Here is a nice article that talks more about letter reversals and when you should be concerned. You can read it HERE.
We use our hands to make the shape of “b” and “d”.
Of course, we don’t say, “diaper baby!” Whenever I want a student to check their letters, I tell them, “Check your baby diapers.” Giggles erupt immediately.
I always had an anchor chart in my classroom, but I recently updated it. (You can grab these for free at the end of this blog post.)
My students have always kept a smaller one in their crayon box. So I updated that one too.
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