Only if I was sitting next to them when they did it. I would probably leave it as-is, and then talk to them about it afterwords, maybe with a new piece of paper, crayon, etc., and get them to sound it out. I'd send the card as-is though. Probably cuter. And if it was something that they wanted to do and were excited about and did on their own, and if I knew that he/she was a sensitive child who might take it personally? I'd leave it.
Not a big deal, in any case.
If they wrote cunt instead of count, then yes. If they wrote kount, nah.
yeah, that's the time they are learning to read/write so it's important to teach them.
Sure, reading and writing are a learning process. I wouldn't be a jerk about it.
I would always encourage them to spell correctly as much as possible. It depends on a lot of factors though, if they just made that card by hand and spent a whole ton of time working on it, then no.
Of course I would.
And maaayyybe it would put an end to the ''I'm not writing an essay/in school'' chavvy comments people sometimes get when they correct kids' spelling/grammar.
Of course, all moments are teachable ones. I wouldn't be mean, and wouldn't necessarily make them re-write the card, but you have to get that stuff young.
Teach my child things?! The hell you say!
didn't you know you had to?
I think personally it's your call. On the one hand, they're learning so it would be helpful to them if it was corrected, on the other hand though the mistakes that 5-6 year olds make on things like christmas cards are so adorable and precious.
Maybe not at the time, as if it was a hand-made Christmas card for me, I don't want the memories they have of it to be me telling them they've done something wrong, but I'd make a note to bring it up at an appropriate time.
Yes I would and I do.
That's how they learn to spell things the correct way.
Both of my sons were/are hyperlexic so their spelling skills are ridiculous. I haven't had to do a lot of correcting to be honest. It's weird.
No, but I did have her practice on regular paper before she would sign the card.
Yes. Spelling and grammar is important.
ooooh i see what you did there
yes. I wouldn't make them scrap the card and start over if it was already on there but I'd teach them the correct spelling/punctuation/whatever
I would tell them, but wouldn't necessarily make them write the whole card again.
I have because I think it is important to keep consistency. My daughter would ask me how to spell something or ask me if it was right and then thank me for helping her :)
Yes. They would be in the learning process and I think it would do them no harm to learn more.
No. Even if it was homework I would not.
As long as it seemed phonetically correct I would leave it.
Grape spelled grap at age 5/6? AWESOME JOB DUDE! YOU HAVE ALL THE SOUNDS IN IT!
I teach elementary, at that age they should be focused on phonics and sounds not spelling. They'll get too confused.
Well I'd most likely be sitting beside my child helping them spell out the card or whatnot, but I'd just gently guide her and wouldn't be harsh if she messed up a word. She's still learning and so mistakes are bound to happen.
honestly would probably depend on personality of the child, especially if it was a card they gave to me or something. like if it wasn't major errors (in which case, time to set aside some time to help my kid learn to write better...), and i thought they might be sensitive about the correction i'd let it go. if i knew they wouldn't be bothered i'd probably say something.
|From: goop |
2012-12-21 01:48 am (UTC)
my kid is 6 and most of the time she asks how to spell it or I'll offer, but if it's already done and she's excited about it and and it's legible anyway then I just leave it
No misspellings are adorable and hilarious. When I was in kindergarten, I forgot how to spell "of" and spelled it "uv".
Yes, definitely. The kid has to learn how to spell anyway.