Uppercase/Lowercase video

The concept of upper and lower case letters can be kind of confusing.

"I thought this was B . . . "
"well . . .and so is this b, but not this d."

 Up to this point in a child's life, they have been learning very concrete concepts like a shoe is a shoe regardless of where it is or what direction it faces.  Even a triangle is still a triangle no matter which way it goes.  

Now letters come into play . . . They have to grasp that a B can have two totally different looks, but is no longer a b if it flips to look like this d . . . and that is confusing!

I found this fun elvis-style video from Between the Lions that would be fun to use when helping a child understand this concept.  

Have fun. . . you might just find yourself singing along!

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