Reversals & Visual
Eat a banana in reverse: hold it upside down and peel the peel upward, if you
can without laughing. Then go outside and try drinking a cup of water in
reverse -- from the opposite edge of the cup. It's not as easy as you might
Mirror | paper | pencil
letters backwards is fairly common. But it's a habit nobody needs! First, make
funny faces in the mirror - you know you want to! Then, try these exercises to
help you get some "reps" on writing a few key letters correctly:
Look in a mirror; pronounce the phonogram /b/.
you pronounce a phonogram, which is the written symbol for a sound in the
English language, you pronounce just that sound. Don't be making a long
syllable out of it, as in "buhhhhhhh." Just /b/.
how your lips form a straight horizontal line
when you say a /b/ sound? That's your clue to write the line first when you write the letter "b," and THEN write the
circle. Write a bunch of b's while saying the /b/ sound aloud.
2. Look in the mirror again; pronounce a /d/.
Again, don't say /duhhhhhh/ -- that's humorous, in a way
- but crisply, just pronounce that /d/ sound.
how your lips form an oval, not
a line? See how you CAN'T say a /d/ with your lips forming a line? That's a
reminder that with a /d/ you should write the oval first, and THEN add the line. Write some d's, saying it
Do the same thing with p's and q's.
puzzles to help your "visual discrimination" skills.
one that's different
you see straight!
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