5 Year Old doesn't know Numbers or Letters…Should I be Concerned?

  • My son just turned 5 and he still doesn't recognize his letters or numbers—even though I have been trying to help him learn them. It's like he has a mental "block" or something! Is he still young or should I be concerned? --Bonnie, Strongmoms facilitator

  • Has he started school yet?  If so they will be doing a pretty comprehensive evaluation and can offer some insight into this. 


  • Yes, I just had him evaluated through kindergarten and they determined that he has a learning disability. We are able to get him resources through the school district to help him in the way he learns. 

  • Glad you got that eval done and hopefully things will get easier for him now! :)  -Jess