Playing Word Games
Children's Games Like I Spy
Lots of children enjoy playing these games, such as "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with 'T". They are great for their observation and learning the sounds of the letters. One of my grandchildren also plays a variation on this, which is good for younger children, which is "I spy something with the colour "blue"," etc. It's easier for children who have not yet learned the alphabet.
I know a Country that starts with ....
She also plays a variation on the lines of "I know a country / animal / plant that starts with A/B/C... etc." We were playing that one today while we walked to and from the park. "I know a country that starts with "I" (or i, as in "is", if the child is learning sounds by phonics). We went through Italy and Ireland before i gave up to be told it was "Iceland"!.
A plant that starts with "CH"
So we came to the plant ones, "I know a plant that starts with "ch". I couldn't guess this one, only to be told it was "Chulip" (Tulip), well that's what it sounds like I suppose!
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