Games that help to learn to read and write
Children between 6 and 8 years old have a great interest in reading, they ask a lot about the posters they see on the street; they are interested in understanding and deciphering any advertisement; And we must take advantage of that desire to want to know! How? A good idea is to propose fun games to awaken your interest in reading and writing. Here you have 8 examples of games very simple that work and they help to learn to read and write.
Different ripening speed
It is important to remember and keep in mind that each child has a reading and writing process. The reading is in intimate relation with the perceptive and evolutive development of the child, which is different in each one, so it should not be forced or run with these processes.
Before you have to lay the foundations well in other fundamental aspects prior to the reader and writer process. The child has to work: spatial and temporal orientation, visual and auditory perception, laterality, comprehension of words, phrases, texts, visual and auditory memory, rhythm, correct breathing, relaxation, articulation, pronunciation , intonation, eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills or graphomotor skills: visuomotor capacity (eye movement), digit-manual training (exercise, ease and agility of fingers and hands), graphomotor capacity (exercise and ease of shoulders, arms, wrists) , and tracking different types of strokes).
Fun games to learn to read and write
1. Soups of letters
Classical word searches serve as great exercises related to reading and writing. It is about finding from right to left, from top to bottom and / or diagonally a series of words, which must be adapted to the child's capacity.
You can also play to cross out, from a family of previously written words, those that do not belong to that family.
2. Different games
Many of the classic games for children help the acquisition of reading and writing skills. One of them is the game of the see I see. Dad or mom, they will start: "I see I see". "Do you see?". "A little thing". "With what letrita?" "With the...".
Another game is that of the hangman. You have to guess a word by saying the letters. For each failure, we will be hanged a little.
3. Good memory
It is very interesting that children improve and develop their memory, because, among other things, it will help them to acquire vocabulary. In this exercise you should memorize parts of a simple text, listening to the pieces that we read to you.
Depending on the child's ability, pieces of text can be more or less complicated.
4. Sayings and poetry
Proverbs and poems, by their rhythm and grace, will greatly help the acquisition of literacy skills. It is about reading simple children's sayings and poems, for example, and then they will have to write by heart.
Another exercise may consist of repeating a column of words aloud after observing them for a certain time.
5. Phone game
It is another classic children's game. The children, forming a circle, will whisper in their ear and in a low voice to the companion next door, a word, or a phrase. And this to the next. Since they have to say it very quietly, the normal thing is that the final word does not look like the initial one.
To speak well you have to perform exercises with your tongue: take it out and put it in quickly, touch your nose, pass it through your upper and lower lips, take it from one end to the other quickly, etc.
6. Order the phrase
For this exercise, mom or dad, they will write a special phrase. They will previously mess up some of the words so they have to build them again. When they know what the original is like, they should write it on a separate sheet.
A similar exercise is to complete a sentence that lacks a word.
7. How it ends ...
Since children have a lot of imagination, it will be fun to have to invent the endings of a story or story that we are reading to them, or that they are listening on a cassette. At a certain moment in the narrative, we will stop and tell them to imagine how it would end. Next, they will have to write it down.
In the same way, stories can also be invented from an image or a scene.
We will write two columns of words, in which those on the right are synonyms of those on the left. They will have to match them, associating them with a line. It can also be done with antonyms or with words from the same family.
Another exercise is to guess an object by the description we make them.
Montse López Teacher of Infant Education of the Guadalaviar School