This game is a fun way to make the waiting or travelling go by more quickly, or when you just want to play a game. But it’s much more than that.
“I Spy” gives your child a chance to think of words to describe what they see and also helps them sort objects into groups. They are learning to group by colours, numbers, shapes, and sizes, which helps develop their vocabulary and math skills.
HOW TO PLAY
Find something in clear view and say, “I spy with my little eye, something that is __________.” Fill in the blank with words that describe what you are looking at, like “round like a ball.”
Once your child has found the item you picked, switch roles and let them spy something for you. Take turns, and as the game progresses, you can add more detail to the object. For example, “I spy something that is round like a ball and has 4 legs.”
The whole family can play this game. The first person that guesses correctly gets to “spy” the next object.
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