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Child Development and Learning

by Shantavia Carter
(Jacksonville, FL, USA)

Photo Credit: Roger Smith

Photo Credit: Roger Smith

I'm interning at HeadStart which is a preschool program for low income families. I'm helping the children recognize letters and numbers, but one child has me stumped. If I sit a B and a F next to each other and ask the child to tell me which one is a B, he can pick the correct letter.

However, if I sit the letter B in front of him and ask him what the letter is, he can't identify that it is a B. The other site leaders cannot figure it out because the previous year he seems to be catching on very quickly. Is there some sort of explanation for this we can address before sending him to kindergarten in the fall?

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