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Old Jan 3rd, 2016, 16:47 PM   11
charlie15
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Sophia has just turned 3. She has always been very interested in numbers and TBH between literacy and numeracy she seems to naturally veer towards numbers, counting etc since she was very young. However recently she has shown interest in letters. She knows a fair few letters now, not all though. She also tries to write them,so can write a few letters and numbers. We have a lot of orchard toy games that are based on letters and she likes to play with them. She cannot read at all, but loves to pretend to read to me! So she gets a book and just makes up a story while turning the pages. She often tells me she wants to read, however she just doesn't have the tendency to letters like she does with numbers, so I imagine that will be a way off.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2016, 18:18 PM   12
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DD is not quite three yet but is close enough She recognises b, o, s, e m and a and loves asking what sounds different letters make. She will find letters she knows in signs out and about. We've just started properly looking at letters as she's taking the lead with it and she can write the letter 'a' as that's the one we have done! Again she loves books and is much more literacy oriented than numeracy as am I. Ive bought lots of orchard games for her birthday in a few weeks.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2016, 02:19 AM   13
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DS has always been very interested in letters, and more recently, numbers. He knew his alphabet by around 20 months and knows all the letter sounds.

He can spell a number of small words like "red, stop, dog, moon", family names etc. He can also recognise larger words out of context even though I doubt he could spell them if asked, eg he could recognise the word "police" in a book even if there was no police car or station pictured.

He's mainly visually driven though, he's not as good at working out sounds. For example, he can tell you words that start with the "b" sound, but finds it harder to do the reverse ("What letter do you think 'house' starts with?")

He's also extremely interested in signs and symbols at the moment, and is constantly asking what different signs mean.

He and his sister have a nanny three days a week and are otherwise home with me.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2016, 02:25 AM   14
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LO is 4 and 3 months. She can read up to ORT level 4 books. She can write all the letters in both upper and lower case. She can write sentences but needs help with spellings sometimes.

Unfortunately she is a September birthday so doesn't start school until this September when she will be nearly 5. She is finding nursery quite boring and repetitive, she keeps asking to go to big school.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2016, 09:36 AM   15
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Maria is nearly 5. She's interested in the letters that are in her name and a few others, and loves to write letters down but she has no interest in learning phonic sounds or anything like that. I read the Biff, Chip and Kipper books with her but she gets annoyed when they have bits that ask her to read the word.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2016, 09:42 AM   16
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My daughter is almost 3 (will be 3 in Feb) and she is starting to recognise some letters. She doesn't always get them right, but she tries. She can mostly pick out the letters in her name and knows when she sees her name. She's starting to recognise that letters form words, which have meaning, but she doesn't really recognise words yet (other than her name). I gave her a book to read on the toilet the other day and she said, 'mummy, I can't read this book, only look at it. I don't know what the words mean!' So she recognises that words are words and they mean something, but she can't really recognise specific words or read them yet. But she's definitely interested. Mostly, we just read to her lots and answer questions when she asks them, about what specific words mean, or sometimes she asks us to write certain words. The other day she asked us to write out her name and also mummy and daddy. She tries to write things, but it's mostly still scribbles, not really meaningful. She'll scribble something and say, 'that says horse!' but it's just a wiggly line. She gets the concept though. We're starting to talk a bit about numbers now too. She can count, mostly correctly, but not always, to 20 and she recognises some but not all numbers. But the other day, my husband asked her how many eggs she wanted for breakfast and she said, 'I want three! But you can both share with my eggs.' So I asked her if we made her three eggs and she shared one with daddy and one with me, how many eggs would she have left, and she got it right and said one. She did it again with counting cookie cutters as well. So she's starting to understand some numeracy and at least the concept of less and more.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2016, 10:37 AM   17
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Emilie can identify a few letters and numbers(most prominently, O, A, I,E, S, V,W, and numbers 0, 8, 4.) For example a couple of weeks ago she pointed out s and I told her an example word of 's' and she added names starting with 's' as well.
and half a year shes been obsessed with drawing o's when she isnt drawing lightning.

now she also draws people again
she also likes pretend reading . (tracing writing and saying gobbledegook to it )



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2016, 16:44 PM   18
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Some of you are addressing writing and numeracy, so I thought I'd add to that too: Violet hardly ever draws or writes anything. She has copied two concentric circles once, but mostly does scribbles. I don't think motor planning is a strength of hers, so I suspect that handwriting will be difficult. We'll probably focus on other modes of putting letters together before we tackle the fine motor task of writing. As for drawing, she just doesn't really have much interest at this time. She breaks her crayons more than she actually draws with them. She was interested in drawing and scribbling around 2 years old and earlier, but not much in the last year.

In terms of math, I haven't heard her doing much counting recently. It seemed at one point that she had developed one to one correspondence with counting, but the last time I heard her count, she wasn't really doing it so well... There were 3 items and she was saying random numbers. I think when she's at her best, she can count objects though. I don't exactly quiz her, so I don't know her exact abilities at this time. She can do rote counting to at least 10, but has done it up to 15 in the past. She can recognize quantities of objects up to 3. She can recognize numerals 1-8 and 10.



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2016, 03:14 AM   19
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Oo Maria is getting pretty good at maths now, adding and subtracting. She has an abacus which really helps but she also does maths games on OH's iPad.



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2016, 06:50 AM   20
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Em is counting: 123456789456789456789456789...



 
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