Play an ‘I Spy a Rhyme’ game with rhyming words and then with first sounds. Place a variety of objects on the floor (e.g., ball, truck, phone, plastic cow, etc.) The adult names a word and the child finds the rhyming object.
The adult shows the child all the toys and names them so all labels are understood. He then says, “I spy something that rhymes with doll.” The child then identifies which object rhymes with the word named.
The child finds a rhyming word when asked. Visual objects give the game parameters and make the task easier.
Adults and children can enjoy rhyming games, songs, and books together. When sharing these, point out or have children determine the rhyming words.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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