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Is this common for his age? Yes. What can I do besides giving him more practice? You can help him strengthen this type of thinking through story telling, theater games (acting out well-known stories), manipulatives, and board games. You can tell him the story of an exciting adventure you had together. Another day you can review it by getting him ...


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He may have good language skills and very smart, but you have to remember that he is still 5, or maybe 6 now. He may not yet have the capability to think outside the box like that. Though I do commend you for challenging him like this and I encourage you to keep doing it. It's great exercise from his mind and will help him in the future. And yes this is ...


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Don't we all sometimes struggle with this? Probably less with numbers, but certainly sometimes with the alphabet. The reason behind this is how our brain "files" data. Let's take the alphabet, for example: Haven't we all learned the Alphabet Song? Sure, that means we know all the letters but we teach and learn them as a sequence, not as individual items. ...



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