It’s not unusual for children who are learning to write to accidentally reverse letters and numbers. If they keep doing this, however, there are a number of things you can try to help them.
The most commonly reversed numbers are 2, 3, 5 and 7. They’ll often use the number 6 instead of 9 too.
Common letter reversals to look out for are the lower case b, d, s, c and z. Sometimes they’ll swap the letters w and m around too.
If your child is persistently reversing letters, you can try:
If you’ve tried all of these techniques and you’re still not seeing any improvement after four months, please do speak to a teacher or health professional for advice.