Fun Word Games to keep your Child Motivated

Playing games is a great way to develop literacy skills and motivate your child to learn. Some fun games you can play with your child to help build vocabulary include:

  • What’s in the bag? – Fill a bag with a variety of objects and ask your child to close their eyes and describe what they can feel inside the bag. This is a great opportunity to practice the use of adjectives.
  • 20 Questions – Think of a person, a place or a thing. Your child needs to guess what you are thinking by asking a maximum of 20 questions e.g. Is it alive? Is it big?
  • Opposites – Give your child an adjective and ask them to tell you the opposite word, e.g. hot – cold, big – little.

What games do you play with your child? Also, don’t forget the traditional ‘I spy…’ game to help build your child’s vocabulary, and keeping magnetic letters on the fridge are always a great way to encourage writing skills.

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