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First, I wouldn't call this excessive just yet. Without knowing what it is that frightens him, it's hard to say if its a "normal" reaction or not. Is he scared of Phineas' spiky hair? Or that what they're doing is super dangerous and somebody could get hurt? To begin, I would strong encourage deep probing to really understand what it is that scares him, ...


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My seven year-old can work himself into a frenzy fairly easily, but for sadness rather than fear. I don't think it's that uncommon at that age. It seems they're all irrational about something. However, that doesn't mean they shouldn't be expected to start trying to control their outbursts. We say something like, "I know you're sad, but if you want to ...


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here's a game I made up: take 10 3-letter nouns of things around the house -- bed, tub, mat, cat, etc -- and print them out on your printer in fairly large (36pt) type. attach each word to the object in the house, or an object that represent its ('cat' went on the cat bowl) then print one sheet of paper with all 10 words on it, and tape it up at kid's ...


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I've got a three year old in a similar situation: can often tell parts of the story, sometimes verbatim, but isn't ready to read yet. I'm tempted to push him harder, because by this age I'd learned to read (and enjoyed it a lot even at this age), but it's apparent to me that he isn't really ready yet to be pushed harder. Following his individual learning ...


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I've done quite a bit of research about teaching children to read, because we are homeschooling my two daughters who don't read yet, one of which has severe brain damage. The ideal age to learn to read appears to be between 7 and 9 years of age, which is when children typically teach themselves to read if they have been read to frequently, the same way they ...


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This is based on my experience with my son, who is 3.5 and does not read yet. You can start by teaching him to recognize letters. Alphabet books, blocks and lots of other toys have letters on them. You can also point out letters in your environment (signs). Also teach the sound the letter make - I think this is probably more important than the name of the ...



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