An oldie but a goodie. You can play this with the focus being on sounds or letters. This helps develop their ability to match sounds and/or letters with objects and reinforce their knowledge of word meanings. Play at home, in the car, at the store, at the mall, or anywhere!
- Pick some random object in your surroundings that begins with the sound or letter that you’d like to work on.
- Say “I spy with my little eye, something that begins with the sound/letter ____.”
You can have your child repeat the rhyme when giving you the answer. Then they can even take a turn asking you to find an object!
- Take this opportunity to discuss meanings of words they don’t know by choosing/pointing out objects they may not be familiar with.