Lately I've been trying to get Jason to understand letters better. I must admit I am not a very good teacher. We forget to do preschool a lot and I have gotten lazy about making sure he is learning new things. So I am working harder now on at least helping him to recognize letters. One thing we are working on is writing his name. I will usually write it out and then have him try to copy it, but it often turns out to be pretty illegible. I finally got the idea to make up some connect-the-dot name pages for him. So last night I found a site with connect-the-dot letters and spelled out his name with it and printed it off for him. He really likes it a lot more than just copying my writing, plus he is actually learning how to write the letters the right way.
I also just got a VCR from my family and the boys have been enjoying a ABC video we have. I'm hoping that exposing them to the alphabet in different ways will help them start to recognize the letters better.
I am planning on putting him in a preschool next year though. I realize that I am just not a good enough teacher to get him ready for school by myself. I admire anyone who teaches because I just do not have the patience or skill required to do that.