GAMES WITH LETTERS

                      GAMES WITH LETTERS

 

 

 

Simple games that help children to recognize letters, syllables and words as they enjoy fun and engaging moments with you

 

 

 

PLAYING WITH LICENSE PLATES:

Tell your child to search for a certain letter in the license plates of cars. They can count all of the license plates that carry the chosen letter and compete with you or a sibling.

 

 

WORD CHAINS:

The classic game in which one player says a word and the second player searches for a word that starts the same way the first player’s word ended. For example, if you say “fish,” the child should say a word that begins with “sh,” such as shore, and you should respond with a word that starts with “re,” such real. If there are more than two players, put yourself before your dyslexic child to give them simple syllables that you want them to practice. To begin, see if your child knows how to play the game by him or herself, but don’t worry if you need to help them. For example, you might need to tell them a word that begins with the letter “x.” The most important thing is that the child thinks about words that start with specific syllables. You can give them clues if they can’t think of a word to say.

 

 

WORDS THAT START WITH:

Tell your child that a boat has come through the Havana carrying things that start with “ma” (or any other given syllable) and take turns with them saying words that start with this syllable. This will help them to identify phonemes and morphemes. 

 

 

FORM WORDS WITH PAPER LETTERS:

Cut out letters or syllables from a magazine or draw them on pieces of paper. Give your child 2 vowels or consonants while you take 4 other letters. The game consists of forming words with the given letters. The player who is able to make the most words wins.

 

 

RHYMES:

Think of a specific word and have your child think of a word that rhymes with it. Take turns switching roles after each rhyme is made.

 

 

WRITING ON THE BACK:

Play a game of guessing which letter your child has written on your back or in the palm of your hand without you looking. After you make your guess, switch roles with your child and have them guess your letter.

 

 

FISHING FOR LETTERS:

Play a game with alphabet soup in which your child has to find a specific letter.

 

 

 

  REMEMBER TO ALTERNATE WHO WINS THE GAMES AND CONGRATULATE THEM WHEN THEY DO WELL

 

 

 

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