Monday, September 08, 2014


Noz Jr. can write his name, but he writes the "N" backwards. He always writes it that way. He doesn't seem to be guessing the direction each time because then at least some of them would be right. His Ns are 100% backwards. It seems like that is a pretty common mistake--from what I see from his peers a lot of kids write a capital N that looks like the mirror image of the letter.

I wonder what happens when kids learn to write in countries that use the Cyrillic alphabet. Do they write the И like our N? Or do they get the И right immediately because of some innate human tendency to favor "И" over "N" in early writers?