|

Word Match Cards

print knowledge 85This game helps your child recognize words that look the same.

What you need:
Index cards or cards made from construction paper
Marker

What to do:
1. Ask you child to name some words (his name, a pet's name, favorite food, etc.).

2. Write the same word on two cards.

3. Lay the cards out with the words facing your child.

4. Ask your child to find two words that match. Start with just a few pairs of words and build the number.

It's fine if your child doesn't know the words at first, but just matches the cards because they look the same. He's still learning to focus on letter and word similarities -- an important step in learning to read.

|


highlights

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

8 Products to Help Your Family Go Plastic-Free
How can you minimize your family's exposure to harmful chemicals and lessen your impact on the environment? Try swapping out some of your everyday plastic products with these non-plastic alternatives.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

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 Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks