Beachball Fun: Toss the beach ball with your children. Each time you or your children catch the ball say an English word that starts with the letter of the alphabet. The first person will say a word that starts with the letter a, for example, apple. The next person says a word that starts with the letter b, for example, boy. Continue playing the game until you get to the end of the alphabet.
License Plate Fun: When driving in the car this summer, check out the different license plates. Take turns calling out the first three letters of a license plate, the others in the car then say three words that begin with the three letters. For example, BDT coud be big, dog, tip. Or you could make the three words go together for a silly phrase. For example, big dog taps.
Match ‘Em Up: This game can be played anywhere: sitting on the porch, at the beach, in the car. Someone says a word, the next person says a word that begins with the ending sound of the word just said. For example, if someone says, hop, then the next person says a word that starts with p. For example pen. The next person says a word that starts with n. For example nut. The game continues with the new word always starting with the sound the previous word ended with.
Summertime Hopscotch: With chalk, draw a hopscotch board on the sidewalk. Instead of numbers in each space, write a sight word. Say the sight words as you jump on each space.
Audiobooks: Are you planning a road trip this summer? If so, nothing is better than an audiobook for a long drive. You can check out audiobooks from your public library. Listening to audiobooks can build your vocabulary and improve your reading skills. It is easier to decode words that you have heard. Aslo, audiobooks improve listening comprehension.
Whatever you do this summer, have a safe and fun time.
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