Help Your Kid Improve Auditory Skills by Teaching How to Rhyme
Knowing how to rhyme will help your kid read word "families" such as let, met, pet, wet, & get. Notice that rhyming words have same sound endings but different beginning sounds. Some words don't look the same: ache, cake, steak but they rhyme. To teach your kid how to rhyme, play a game.
Body Name Game
How to Play: Start by modeling how to rhyme. Point to parts of your body, say a rhyming word & your kid ought to say the body part. This puts rhyming in to her ears with a visual cue (pointing). In the event you point to your nose & say rose, they will automatically say nose.
. Give her examples: "I'm pointing to my leg, & I say beg. You say leg. I am pointing to my nose. I say rose, & you say nose.
. Tell your kid, "We are going to play a rhyming game. Rhyming words have the same sound endings. I will point to something on my body, & say a word. You are going to say the body part that rhymes. All right?"
. Here's a list of body parts & rhyming words:
When your kid rhymes body parts, play this game:
. When your kid can do this, turn it around. Point to your knee & your kid will say a rhyming word such as bee or me!
. Say, "I'm going to say a word & you'll tell me as plenty of rhyming words as you can. I say bee." Your kid then says words such as "he, they, they, free, or agree."
. Pick one-syllable words that are simple to rhyme with such as had, rat, man, fall,0, red, giant, fill, hop, dog, bug & sun. All of these have multiple words that rhyme.