Rhyming games help young children strengthen listening and concentration skills, and it helps them hear, notice, identify and start to play with the individual units of sound that make up words.
Playing this game—in which cards are turned over and picked up—is also great for developing fine motor skills that will be needed when your child learns to write.
Print—preferably on stiff paper—and cut along the lines so they become individual cards to play this rhyming game with your child.
Read: How to teach your child to read
Julie Hoey is a qualified dietitian, science and maths teacher, and teacher-librarian. She lives in Mulbring, New South Wales, with her husband, tween daughter, two dogs, and a passing parade of wildlife, including wallabies, goannas, snakes and a koala.
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