My daughter turned 3 on may 28th. She can count to 15, sing her ABC,s, knows her colors and shapes and can write her name but she just can't remember her letters besides the ones in her name. Is that normal? Should she know all her letters by now?
Totally normal. My son didn't know all his letters until he was 5 (and it's not because I didn't try! He didn't care he just wanted to play to hell with letters!!) however my daughter is 3 and knows them all and the sounds. Unlike my son she loves letters/books ect. It just depends on the kids. She will learn them when she is ready.
Oh, gotcha! Every little one is different. Just work on it with her. Get her letter puzzles or flash cards or even make fun ones at home. Thats what me and Lil Mr did recently we made our own flash cards where he got to pick the word for each letter. He had alot of fun and it helped him remember.
She sings the abc song. But if I have an "H" and ask what letter it is she doesn't know.
She can sing them but not say them? I don't understand that. I too have a 3yo, (he turned 3 in August) and we are working on our ABC's... He can remember up to K. We are just starting on LMNO.
by Anonymous - Original Poster
November 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM
I thought kids were expected to know all letters BY kindergarten not learn them in kindergarten. That makes me feel better!
She's fine. When DS went to K they were just starting to teach the letters to all the kids. They did one letter a week.
My 2.5 year old DD can do all of those things and can recognize all of the letters and tell me what sound they each make.
My son, on the other hand, didn't know all of his letters until he was about 4.5 years old. He just didn't care .... couldn't be bothered to waste time that could be spent with cars, trucks and trains.
Knowing their letters, shapes, and numbers indicates awesome parroting skills - not necessarily a future Einstein; nor does an otherwise bright, alert, happy 3 year old who knows none of the aforementioned things indicate a child who will struggle.
I do not. That's why I'm panicking for next fall when she starts pre-k.
Do you send your DD to preschool? I put mine in preschool in the class with kids who were already 3 (she was 2, turned 3 in September) and she keeps up. Maybe try that!
Little Einstein you have there!
Mine knew her letters and could recognize them at 18 months. She now, at 3, counts to 15 in English and 8 in Spanish, knows colors and shapes and writes some letters.