I happened to watch a video where kids between 8 and 12 years old spell words backwards - words that are difficult for many to spell even the normal way.
I have said that kids are smart and will have no problem learning all the Dolch words with ease. The people with a vested interest keep saying why should kids learn the Dolch words by rote memory. My question has always been, why not.
If 8 to 12-year-old kids can spell words backwards as per the video below why do educators complain about kids learning a mere 220 Dolch commonly used words most of which are 2 to 4 letters long.
I am in no way promoting the idea of kids learning to spell words backwards. I am using this video to just prove the point that kids have a fantastic brain and can learn anything they put their minds to.
Watch the following video.