What age did you first know the alphabet off by heart?

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14 May 2018, 6:24 pm

I'm just wondering, what is the average age a child can say the whole alphabet? I was 8 when I first knew the alphabet off by heart. But I believe 8 might be later than average.

When did you first know the alphabet off by heart?


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14 May 2018, 6:32 pm

I was at most 5---probably younger.

I knew the alphabet, and how to do simple arithmetic, before I can speak and write.

I don't remember NOT knowing the alphabet, or the numbers from 1 to 100.

One thing I didn't know until MUCH later was the corresponding sound of letters---"D" sounding like "duh," for example. I learned how to read through sheer whole-word memory.



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14 May 2018, 6:49 pm

I still don't.


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14 May 2018, 6:55 pm

You're an excellent speller, and write with excellent grammar.

This is an amazing accomplishment---for somebody who doesn't know the alphabet by heart.



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14 May 2018, 6:59 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
You're an excellent speller, and write with excellent grammar.

This is an amazing accomplishment---for somebody who doesn't know the alphabet by heart.


I cannot do it in order, and I think that's what the op meant. And my spelling sucks, I just use spell check.


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14 May 2018, 6:59 pm

Probably about 3, the same age at which I learned to read.



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14 May 2018, 7:06 pm

There's no "grammar check," unlike "spell check."

I'm saying.....that you've been able to adapt so well....that your "disabilities" don't seem like "disabilities" at all at times.

I wasn't skeptical about what you said. I was just amazed at your ability to adapt.



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14 May 2018, 7:17 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
There's no "grammar check," unlike "spell check."

I'm saying.....that you've been able to adapt so well....that your "disabilities" don't seem like "disabilities" at all at times.

I wasn't skeptical about what you said. I was just amazed at your ability to adapt.


Ah, okay. I was kinda taking it the wrong way.
I will say when it comes to typing and grammar I have one advantage that helps balance it out a bit, I was an early reader and learned to read before preschool. So a side of it comes easy to me.


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14 May 2018, 7:21 pm

Second grade. 7 years old, I guess. My daughter learned to sing the abc song by age 4, I think.


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14 May 2018, 7:25 pm

I was 4.
Probably because songs were easy for me.


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14 May 2018, 7:28 pm

Four. I could read before I started kindergarten at four and a half.



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14 May 2018, 9:02 pm

By the age of 3 I knew how to read and write.

In 1st grade (age 6) I corrected everyone's typos and mistakes. I remember everybody came to me for having their words fixed. While we were taught the alphabet etc I was terribly bored :)



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14 May 2018, 11:09 pm

I think I was pretty average. Age 6.

But I learnt how to read an analogue clock and tell the difference between left and right way before that.



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14 May 2018, 11:43 pm

Around 10 years old.



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15 May 2018, 2:57 am

I think I was pretty average. Age 6.

But I learnt how to read an analogue clock and tell the difference between left and right way before that.