b vs d
I am having trouble helping kids learn/remember b vs d- any hints and suggestions? I work with kids in 5k-3rd grade
How about having them hold their hands like this:
Make a b with your left hand (thumb to middle/ring/pinky - index pointing up)
Make a d with your right hand (thumb to middle/ring/pinky - index pointing up) if you hold them both up, "b is before d"...
That's an idea.
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That's the one I was going to suggest Addict. That one seems to work well.
Me too! I call the finger postioning the "okay" symbol.
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Use the word "bed" to help children learn the difference between b and d.
1) make a visual aid by drawing a bed made from the letters so the b forms the headboard, the e forms the bed and the d forms the footboard.
2) create a bed with your hands - make fist with both hands (palms facing you), with the thumbs sticking up and hold the two fists together, thus making a b and a d. The left hand (b-buh) is the headboard and the right hand is the footboard (d -duh). Imagine the letter e between them. The kids can get a visual by using their fist anytime they need it.
Also, this shows the b comes first (as it does in the alphabet) and the d second.