I teach b with bat and ball bbb song sung to skip to my Lou.
We form b as the stick (bat) then the ball
I have not had many children confuse b and d because I have been sneaky and always taught d with a flick or tail – song dog digging the visual has a dog head down digging in the dirt tail wag at the end. Also when I teach handwriting I do a specific order
c o a d g so children learn correct formation of the d.
Some countries I believe teach the stick then backwards to do the circle how confusing.
Like the pie idea. I use a pelican visual the pelican is facing right so that his pouch/beak is like the round part of the letter p.
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