Make a Game Out of Listening for Metaphors
As you read stories together – and even watch TV and movies – listen for the use of descriptive metaphors. When you notice one, mention it to your child, and ask him whether he thinks it's an appropriate metaphor. What image does it create in the mind of the reader or viewer? How does it help to reinforce the message being conveyed? As an extension activity, keep a record of the metaphors you encounter together and begin to create some of your own.