What you need:
• magazine or catalog with appealing pictures
• children’s safety scissors
• glue stick
• drawing paper
What your child will learn:
• focusing on rhyming sounds in words
• engaging in playful word games
• strengthening writing skills
• recognizing words and word families
What to do together:
1. Tell your child that the two of you will play a game to create a rhyming-word book. Ask him to staple together several sheets of paper. He can make a cover for the book with crayons or markers.
2. Give your child an appealing magazine or catalog. Ask him to cut out a picture for each page of the book and glue it on the paper. Help him write the object’s name under the picture.
3. Turn to the first page of the book to begin the game. Roll the die to determine how many rhyming words must be written under each picture. The rhyming words can be real or silly words. For instance, if there is a picture of a book, you can write “look,” “hook,” “nook,” “plook,” and so on.
4. Continue taking turns and playing the game until all the pages have been filled.
Remember: The rhyme book can be completed over a period of time. When you have filled all the pages, your child will enjoy going back and reading his rhymes.