|

Syl-la-ble Clapping

What you need:
Picture books

What you do:
1. Point to a picture of something that has more than one syllable in its name and say it.

2. Say it again slowly as you clap out each syllable: "ba-na-na." Have your child clap out the syllables, too.

3. Have your child point to another picture, say its name, and clap out the syllables.

Why it works:
Your child becomes aware that words can be divided into smaller units of sound-syllables.

Variation:
Say a sentence and clap out each word. Now your child becomes aware that sentences are made up of different words.

© 2000 National Center for Learning Disabilities

More on: Diagnosing Lds

|


family games

Everything you need for family game night!


highlights

The Latest and Greatest Book for Kids
Search our interactive Book Finder for the top new books for kids of all ages, brought to you by the latest book in the I, Funny series, "I Totally Funniest."

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Wintertime Neighborhood Games
Who says you have to stay inside when the temperature drops? Snowy weather is a great excuse to round up your neighborhood for some outdoor winter fun and games.

2015 Family-Friendly Oscar Nominees
The Oscar nominations are in, and they include several family-friendly movies. See which flicks earned a nod for Best Animated Feature Film and other awards.

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks