My 6 year old was really delayed in learning letter names, etc. She is a very kinesthetic and also somewhat visual learner. I discovered very late for us that she is a Montessori style learner and would have done well if she could have gone to Montessori school. (Our local school ends at Kindergarten). Try making letters in the sand, out of sandpaper, clay, etc. Don't let him know he's learning. Make him thinks it's fun! That's what a 4 year old's job is. To have fun and learn while playing.
We taught my daughter Alphabet recognition by watching the Leap Frog Videos (The Letter Factory). It also teaches sounds.
I would read high quality engaging books aloud to my child if I were you. It may be that he absorbs more when he is not forced to be perfectly still. I know this isn't what school will expect of him but then maybe this is one reason why so many of the schools seem to be failing our kids.
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