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4. Rhyme

Rhyme can help children with listening skills and especially hearing words that sound the same at the end. Rhyme ‘trains’ their ear. 

For example, if a child can hear that bat and hat rhyme and that bag doesn’t, then that means the are beginning to hear the difference between individual sounds. (phonemes)  

The next stage would be for the child to give their own rhyming words ~ such as cat and rat

Don’t worry if the word is a made up rhyming word such as zat as this means they understand the concept. 

Being able to rhyme will help children when they are learning to read and spell words and begin learning the initial phonemes of words. 

Watch the videos below for some fun ideas on how to develp rhyme at home:

 

Don't forget to look at the sub-section on the right for lots of games activities that involve rhyme.

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