Today we have another new game, a rhyming game. Words rhyme when the last sounds are the same, cat and sat for instance. It’s really important that children hear the rhyme in words, it makes spelling so much easier!
If you’d like to do some writing you could try writing the beginning sound of the objects that rhyme if you know them (check when we go over the letter sound cards). You might even write some rhyming pairs like pan and fan.
How to play- Find some objects around the house that rhyme. Anything in your home that rhymes can be used. . When you say the word stress the end sound, making sure your child can hear the rhyme. Can your child hear the rhyming pairs in the video? Choose an object and have your child find its matching rhyming object. You could ask them to put in other objects that rhyme to extend it. Change the objects as often as you like but make sure that they’re hearing the rhyme and not that they’ve made the connection between two objects. One way of checking would be to add extra objects or change the game completely to an I Spy rhyming game or a rhyming hunt in the garden/house. Could you find a rhyming pair with one of the objects that we used this week? Vest and chest? You might have a toy chest or instead of putting things into a box you could go on a rhyming hunt around your house. There are a wide variety of ways to play so feel free to change it however you may need to.
A few tips – view it a quite a few times, you’ll notice different things each time. We have been playing rhyming games in class so children should be familiar with the concept. It can take a child awhile to hear rhyme so don’t be disheartened if it takes them longer. The more you do something the better you get at it. You’ll notice that many of the books on the Story blog are rhyming books, now you know why! Playing rhyming games for a little while and frequently will really support them developing this skill.
Have fun and enjoy!
Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.
Take care, stay safe,
The Nursery & Reception Team