Summer means travel, and that can mean bored children. Word games cannot only keep kids engaged, but can strengthen educational skills. Here a game made up and shared by a clever teacher (Thank you, Carol) to use with her five-year-old son. “The Sight Word Game” requires only a willing adult and child.
Adult: I am thinking of a word with two letters.
Child: Is one letter “a”?
Child: Is one letter “d”?
Child: Is the other letter “t”?
Adult: No. Remember how every word must have a vowel? “D” is not a vowel, so the other letter must be a vowel. And I already said “a” is not a letter in this word. That leaves “e,” “i,” “o,” and “u.” And sometimes “y” but not this time.
Child: Is it an “o”?
Adult: Yes! What is the word?
Child: Do. Do. Now it’s my turn to think of a word.