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6 Ways to Sneak in a Lesson

These terrific time-passers pack in an educational punch.

By Lynne Ticknor, M.A. | null , null
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1. Hangman:
Teaches the alphabet and hones spelling skills.

2. The Destination Game
Players choose a geographic location and add words that start with the same sound. Example: “I went to Connecticut and I saw cucumbers, kites, cookies, . . .” Teaches phonics.

3. What’s the Total?
Have your child guess the total of the restaurant check or the grocery bill. Builds math and estimation skills.

4. Tongue twisters:
Strengthen articulation and speech skills.

5. Dominoes:
Exercises number recognition and problem solving.

6. Narrator
Enhance language skills and vocabulary by giving your child a recorder to narrate events throughout his day. Older kids can write or type up their scripts.

 

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Lynne Ticknor, M.A., is a certified parent educator and a freelance writer specializing in child development, parenting, and family issues.

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