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Letter reversal strategies for kindergarten. Although letter reversals are normal in kindergarten and first grade, here is a free tip to help remind your students during writing.

Baby Diapers: b and d reversals

February 28 Deedee 1 min read
 Letter reversal strategies for kindergarten. Although letter reversals are normal in kindergarten and first grade, here is a free tip to help remind your students during writing.
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”.
Letter reversal strategies for kindergarten. Although letter reversals are normal in kindergarten and first grade, here is a free tip to help remind your students during writing.
 
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.)
Letter reversal strategies for kindergarten. Although letter reversals are normal in kindergarten and first grade, here is a free tip to help remind your students during writing.
 
Letter reversal strategies for kindergarten. Although letter reversals are normal in kindergarten and first grade, here is a free tip to help remind your students during writing.
My students have always kept a smaller one in their crayon box.  So I updated that one too.
Letter reversal strategies for kindergarten. Although letter reversals are normal in kindergarten and first grade, here is a free tip to help remind your students during writing.
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Letter reversal strategies for kindergarten. Although letter reversals are normal in kindergarten and first grade, here is a free tip to help remind your students during writing.
 
 
 

15 Comments

  • Amy March 1 at 11:20 pm

    OMG! Thank you for posting this! I LOVE IT!!! It is my first year teaching and I am having the hardest time trying to explain this to my firsties. I will defintely be putting this to good use!

    Amy
    http://firstgradepandamonium.blogspot.com

  • Mrs. Magee March 2 at 1:16 am

    My kiddos are STILL messing up b and d! We did a huge lesson at the beginning of the year about "bubbles" and "dipping dots" (ice cream) and how bubbles go out of the mouth and dipping dots go into your mouth but obviously they didn't get it. I'm going to try this!

  • According to Ashley March 2 at 2:05 am

    Cuteness!

  • Ali March 2 at 2:23 am

    I LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I can't wait to introduce it to my kiddos tomorrow!!

  • tmarie March 2 at 2:56 am

    So cute! My kiddos giggle every time they hear the word underpants – so I am sure the baby diapers will produce a gaggle of giggles! Great idea!

  • Alicia M March 2 at 3:45 am

    So clever – my kids will love this! They love any "bathroom" talk especially the word underwear!

  • Rachelle March 2 at 1:17 am

    THIS IS SOOOO PERFECT! I'M over the whole, "put your d's to bed!" How cute!!!!!!!

  • ~*~Ash~*~ March 2 at 11:35 pm

    This is EXACTLY what I needed right now!!!!!! Thanks so much for posting! The picture was very helpful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Deedee March 3 at 1:56 am

    Oh!!! It makes me smile to know you all found this helpful.

    Ash,

    My little guy was so excited to be my hand model. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cathy Hoffart July 29 at 11:32 am

    SO fun to click on your link about letter reversals and see my cousin, Elizabeth Babbin’s, face! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the freebie as well!

  • Brittany Lindmeyer September 15 at 7:05 pm

    I love this idea! I am unable to access the free download. Can someone lead me in the right direction? Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Deedee September 16 at 12:01 am

      Hi there!

      There is a box at the end of the post where you put your email in. If you are using a school email, it might be blocked by your school firewall. You can always email me : [email protected]

  • Maria Toledo September 2 at 7:31 am

    Hi Deedee,
    Could you please send me the Baby Fiapers freebie. It will be very useful.

    Thank you.

    • Deedee September 3 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Maria,

      All you need to do is enter your email at the bottom of the blog post. It will be sent to your email inbox. ๐Ÿ™‚

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