Hearing and using rhyme, rhythm and repetition helps children develop early language and literacy skills.
Oral language interactions build children’s understanding of the meaning of a larger number of words, and of the world around them. This understanding is crucial to their later reading comprehension, and literacy in general. Early language skills also predict later academic achievement and success in adult life.
— Extending Their Language — Expanding Their World, Education Review Office (ERO) report, February 2017
Below are some rhyming activities you can use at home.
Rhyme Time Game (Rhyme Identification)
Rhyme Memory Match (Rhyme Identification)
Sight Word Activities
Learning sight words is important because sight words can make up almost 80% of early readers and 10-15% of all texts.
At the Clinic, students practice sights words previously learned, and learn a new word, before they read a text.
Below are some activities you can use at home to practice sight words.