Parents and teachers often raise concern when a child reverses letters or words. b’s instead of d’s, tac instead of cat and so on. The truth of the matter is that most beginner readers/writers will make reversals, it’s not all that uncommon.
However, there may be a need for some concern if a child continues with letter reversals or mirror reading/writing into and beyond the 3rd grade.
The best strategy is to help your child develop a habit. For instance, the word dog begins with a d and they have tails. Therefore the ‘stick’ is his tail and comes after his body.
Wendy Hammond from the Elite Academy has developed a wonderful learning aid that will assist your child in mastering this skill. It is called the best day watch. It is specifically designed to assist those who struggle with “b” and “d” letter reversals.
The watch is now going at R120 and comes with a 1 year guarantee.
For more information, you can contact Wendy directly:
Tel: (021) 7618216
Fax: 086 6527496
I am sure this watch will help many children increase in confidence and develop a love for reading!