Rhyme Time

Playing with language is a fun way to learn different sounds and rhymes!

LET’S GO!

Play with language by rhyming words.

DO IT TOGETHER!

Start out with a word that describes what you are doing and then find a word that rhymes with it. For example, “walk” “talk”.

Let yourself be silly and see where your child takes it. Take turns back and forth until you run out of words, and then start with a new word.

WHY?

Playing with language is fun! Rhyming and other kinds of word play help your child to hear differences in sounds, and to understand that words are made up of sounds. Even if it becomes nonsense, playing with language will help your child learn to read and write.

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Family Stories

Many oral traditions have been lost, but you can bring them back. Your child will love to hear your own family stories about themselves and people they love!

LET’S GO!

Tell your child how you picked their name.

DO IT TOGETHER!

Sitting with your child on your lap or near you, tell them the story of how you picked their name. Tell it in your own way and don’t worry about not telling it “right”.

WHY?

Oral storytelling is a great way to pass on family traditions and information. Your child will love to hear stories about themselves and your family and it will help them practice using language and to tell their own stories.

To get over 120 of the best activities to do with your children to boost and build key literacy skills from birth to 5 years, download the Centre for Family Literacy’s FREE Flit app (Families Learning and Interacting Together).

Click here for the iOS version.

Click here to download the Android version.