Have a preschooler? Play word games at the super market.

Parent Message #9 of 13 from my book, “Make Time for Reading: a story guide for parents of babies and young children” …

Did you know that preschoolers who can distinguish the ‘little’ sounds in words often do better when they learn to read?  That’s why rhyming and word play are so important.

But to make these activities also FUN, sit your preschooler in a shopping cart and use the food market as a learning lab! Say egg-plant. Say it again, but don’t say EGG…. Say banana. Say it again, but don’t say BA. Say kiwi. Say it again, but don’t say WI. While you’re at it,  you will not only strengthen your child’s pre-reading skills, you will be teaching your child interesting new words.

For more details about word games, search http://www.getreadytoread.org for my 8 minute film, Raising Readers.   BLOG page 9

Advertisements

One thought on “Have a preschooler? Play word games at the super market.

  1. Love it. Short, with concrete suggestions for something parents can easily do–and it doesn’t COST anything. Added benefit–by distracting the child with the game, they might not notice the sugary cereals or the candy at the check out

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s