Use common objects from around your house to play this simple rhyme game. Children benefit from fun and engaging rhyming activities to help them master this important pre-reading skill.
- small basket
- 5-6 items from around the house, such as:
Step 1: Fill a basket with five to six common household items.
Step 2: Tell your child you are going to say a word that rhymes with one of the things in the basket. It might be a real word or it might be a pretend word.
Step 3: Tell your child:
Find something in the basket that rhymes with barker.
When she finds the marker, you can say:
You found it! barker/marker barker/marker. They sound the same at the end. They rhyme.
Step 4: Continue to say rhyming words for the remaining items. Here are some examples:
Give your child extra support by modeling. You might say:
Find the toon/spoon. Toon rhymes with spoon.
Ask your child to think of another word that rhymes with the object. It can be a real word or a pretend word.