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.
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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