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July 25th, 2010, 07:42 PM
in_mommy's Avatar I am just me
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You have 1 that is certainly more than old (almost 4yr old) enough to know/learn the alphabet and numbers/counting??
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July 25th, 2010, 09:01 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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Hmmm......... not sure exactly what you're asking. I don't think age has anything to do with intellect or desire.
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July 25th, 2010, 09:34 PM
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My sister made a mural of the kids favorite cartoons and in between had splotches of labeled colors. Miguel knew his ABC's before he could really talk (really late talker) but we did use leapfrog to teach him sounds, which is how he learned to talk. He didn't like numbers until he was almost 6.
We use this with our nephew for abc's and this for numbers.
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July 26th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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kids learn at their own pace. My 2 kids really didn't start learning their abc/123/colors until they were in preschool at 4yr old/ 5yr old... As long as they know them before they start kindergarten
stay at home, homeschooling momma to Jacob(12), Alisha(10), Andrew (5)

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July 26th, 2010, 02:25 PM
Sandra314's Avatar Homeschooling Mom
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My youngest son is age 4 (He'll be five in November) and just learned to count 1-30 this summer. He does not know his whole alphabet yet but recognizes most of the letters.

I don't feel the need to rush him so we are taking our time and reading books together as read alouds over the summer.
Sandra. Wife to Timothy and Homeschool mom to Michael and Matthew

Married for 16+ years to the love of my life.
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July 26th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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I think a good way to learn is through puzzles and board games. We had an alphabet puzzle that taught my kids their abc's by age 2. We also have an alphabet poster hung up in the schoolroom. Board games and card games are good for numbers and counting. So are games like "hopscotch" or "mother may I" (take 3 steps, 4 hops, etc..)

you can also go to websites like abcteach.com for letter and number worksheets
to color and practice.
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SciGuy,14 Butterfly Girl,12 Wyldchild,7 FlowerFairy,5 and Babybird,3

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July 26th, 2010, 02:52 PM
mommytutu's Avatar mom to Emma & Jacqueline
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My DD learned her ABCs/123s through singing. It's easy and very portable. She learned most of them while driving in the car.
Kayttie, in love with Shane, mom to Emma Brynn and Jacqueline Noel

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