Topsy-Turvy Words

Encourage your child to play with language. He/She will build his/her vocabulary by learning about these types of wordplays:

Anagrams: are words made by rearranging the letters of other words. For example, lemon can become melon. See if your child can make new words from cat (act), seal (sale), or pool (loop). Encourage him/her to make anagrams out of words in everyday places (his/her spelling lists, books, signs).

Palindromes: are words that are spelled the same forward and backward. Examples: mom, eye, kayak, racecar. Suggest that your child look for palindromes by thinking of short words that begin and end with the same letter. Idea: Show him/her that phrases can also be palindromes, such as never odd or even.

3 Responses

  1. Those are extemely fun games, but I was never any good at em!

  2. Sounds like fun learning!

  3. Yeah… but no matter how you look at it, poop is still poop. And, when you step in it, it still smells bad. And when you don’t know you stepped in it and track it onto the carpet in the house… well, then the carpet smells bad, too. So, what we need to do is teach our children to watch where they’re walking, so they don’t step in the poop!
    Oh, and the word games are good, too. 😉

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