Here’s a quick and simple game you can play during your bedtime routine with your child that will help them learn to make words rhyme.
- Think of a word and tell your child that the two of you will take turns saying a word that rhymes with the given word. These words can be real or make-believe as long as they rhyme!
- When you run out of words, ask your child to think of the next word – or save it for another night!
For example: You say “free”, your child can follow with “tree”, and you can come back with “glee”…”flea, tea, me, plea, we, tree, gee, bee, nee, kee, zee, etc.” (the last three words were examples of make-believe words)
- Kids have a lot of fun with this one because they don’t have to worry about word meaning, they only have to match the ending sound. You can tell them that Dr. Seuss was an expert on making up words that rhyme. Read one of his books that night to help you guys get started with the game.
- Although this is a good bedtime activity, it can be done anytime and anywhere!