It can be pretty confusing for pre-schoolers to differentiate the letter 'b' and 'd'. Sonshine has no problem identifying the two letters by sight. But when it comes to writing them, he tend to confuse the two. I stumbled onto this ingenious idea on this blog to teach a young child to write the 2 letters and knew this was IT.
I didn't quite follow exactly, but i used the above blog as an inspiration. First, i showed him the word:
b e d
I told him that the letter 'b' is 'facing' at the letter 'e' while the letter 'd' is facing the letter 'e'. Since then he wrote the two letters with ease. Actually, come to think of it, i never did asked him to write the 2 letters before so i'm not sure if he was confused in the first place- i just assumed! LOL!