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Thread: DD writes all her letters upside down

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    donnap72 is offline INCIIDer - A Community Creator
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    What a fantastic way to reach a child! I was just told at conference last night that DD needs a lot of work with her writing. She has never seemed to grasp the concept of the primary writing paper & is all over the place even on that. We've finally got her writing within the two solid lines but the letters don't stretch from top to bottom -- she tries to cram them between a solid line & the dashed line. I just used your suggestion to make some homemade lined paper with my Print Shop program & it is lovely with it's top blue line, bottom green line & dashed "picket fence" brown line in between! My dd is really imaginative so this may "speak" to her in a way my other attempts haven't.

    Freddy, I don't know that this would be anything to be concerned with at this point but I'm certainly not a specialist in these things. I know at 3.5 my DD wasn't much interested in writing at all. If she's still doing it after 4, I guess I'd ask the ped. about it.

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    OK, first of all, my 3.5 yo ds can barely draw a circle. Second of all, my friend's dd, who just turned 5, wrote like this. Her mom explained that letters to her are just shapes, so she'll orient them in all different ways.

    I really, really wouldn't worry at all.

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    3.5 years is too young to worry. Kids will write entire sentences backwards even in kindergarten, early 1st grade. She is ahead to even being writing letters, the minimum at age 3 is to copy circle, cross.

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    Default Can she write them the correct way if she tried?

    Maybe she's being creative? My ds (6) will write his name so many different creative ways in order to avoid having to write it the same darn way every time. Sometimes it's upside down, sometimes backwards, sometime in very TALL LONG letters barely legible, sometimes in bubble letters, sometimes with curly cues. I don't discourage him. I think it's cute. But, then again he's still only in 1st grade.

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