~~Using the idea of Introduce-Recognize-Identify, it is easier for the child to recognize a rhyme than create his own. Bubs' Kindergarten teacher taught him a simple saying to help with this.
they both say -______
For example: Jack, black; they both say -ack
This allowed him to hear the common sound instead of having to create it himself.
~~ Earobics: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling A while back I posted about the Earobics computer program. I truly believe that Earobics was the turning point for Bubs in rhyming words. I LOVE this program and fully understand why so many schools used to use it.
~~ Sheep in a Jeep - This is one of the "Books of the Week" in the 3 Year Curriculum. For more suggestions on teaching a unit on rhyming using this book, click here.
~~ The Hungry Thing - This books focuses on nonsense words and rhyming with them. Very fun. Also read The Hungry Thing Returns and The Hungry Thing Goes to a Restaurant
~~ Clifford's Fun with Rhymes - Sadly, my aunt used this VHS tape so much that we weren't able to view all of this. What we saw was perfect. Check your local library for a copy as well.
~~ Hop on Pop- You can't think of rhyming without those silly Dr. Seuss books coming to mind. There's a Wocket in My Pocket! is another favorite around our home.
What are your favorite rhyming activities and books?