Thursday, September 9, 2010
So I pose a question to all Homeschool Moms. My daughter is in the Kindergarten level, and right now in "Math" we are working on our numbers. We have 1-5 down and are working on 6-10. Now, when she is counting object she can count them all fine, its just recognizing numbers 6 and 9. Now I don't mean she mixes them up, cause that would be totally understandable, but when she sees either of them she just draws a blank. She completely shuts down. We have been working on the two for two weeks now, and not getting any better. I had planned on being on 11 and 12 this week but I'm not sure if I should. My husband's advise is to just move on and come back later. Should I do this, or should I just keep on this until she gets it. I don't want to move on and it get lost farther, but I don't want to stay on it and burn her out completely either.
I also would like your opinion on a couple other issues also. My husband is Dyslexic and has adult ADD. He might have had ADD as a kid, but it was never diagnosed. I worry about my daughter with these issues. Can either of these be diagnosed this early? She is slow to pick up some things, but the last thing I want to do is "label" her. She is only 5! and I know concentrating is hard at this age no matter what. We keep our school time short, the time depending on her temperament.
I'm not too worried right now, but I know know these two issues can possibly be passed down.
Any advise on all these issues would be gratefully welcome!!