Some family restaurants have added fun to the dining experience by putting trivia or question cards at the tables. It’s a great way to get family members thinking and talking. Make your own question cards, and let the fun begin!
In order to be able to play word games, children need to hear the sounds that make up a word. Playing with the sounds in words can help your child understand that words are made up of smaller units of sound.
Many 5-year-olds can name words that rhyme when asked. Invite your child to show you what he knows about rhyme with this fun game. It will get your child moving and will help him to practice quickly identifying rhyming words.
Once your 5-year old has mastered learning letters and their sounds, he is ready to begin to put those sounds together to build simple words. Before your child can see how the sounds in words come together, he must first be able to hear how sounds come together. This activity brings your child one step closer to becoming a reader.
Being able to identify the various beginning, middle and ending sounds within words is an important next step in your child's reading readiness journey. This version of "I Spy" is the perfect game to play at home or on the go and is a great way to help your child listen for specific sounds within words.
Storytelling is one of the oldest ways of communicating about ideas and events. In this activity, you and your child can practice the tradition of storytelling by creating your own characters and experiences.
The use of positional words is important for your child’s understanding of space and location. This activity gives your child a chance to listen closely to directions and illustrate his understanding of positional words while making a work of art!
You’ve gotten used to helping your child by giving him directions to get through a task. Well, in this activity, the tables are turned! Your child will exercise his expressive language skills by guiding you, step by step, through an activity that he knows by heart.
Have fun making up and illustrating funny sentences using words that begin with the same letter!
In this activity, you and your child will search for letters in everyday magazines.