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  • Think of a three- to four-letter-word and say it aloud. Ask your tot to think of a word that sounds like it. When he’s done giving you rhyming words, ask him to think of a new word for you this time.

    As a new “challenge,” see how many rhymes you can think of for just one word.

    Brain research says: Rhyming practice helps children listen and hear the little sounds that make up words.


    SOURCES:

    • Leticia Peñano-Ho, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and neurotherapist, PsychPros, Inc., Xanland tower, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
    • Mila De Leus-Bascon, preschool coordinator and Infant-Toddler Development Program educator, Community of Learners School for Children, New Manila, Quezon City
    • Brain Games by Jane Kemp, Claire Walters, and Dr. Dorothy Einon
    • Book for Toddler Years by Adrienne Popper

     

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