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Speech Activities to identify when words rhyme  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


These activities focus on developing your child's ability to identify when words rhyme. Being able to hear when words rhyme is a phonological awareness activity – please see attached information sheet about phonological awareness and what working on this area can help with click here for information sheet - What is phonological awareness?

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Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info
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Rhyming Pairs
  1. Print and cut out the rhyming picture pairs cards.
  2. Talk to your child about rhyming words - words that have a different sound at the begining sound the same at the end, e.g. 'bat' and 'cat'. Show your child an example from the picture cards.
  3. Lay the picture cards face down in front of you. Each take a turn at choosing 2 picture cards - say the words - do they rhyme? 
  4. If they do, you get to keep the pair and have another turn. If they do not rhyme, place them back and the next person takes a turn.
  5. The game ends once all the pairs have gone - the winner is the person with the most pairs of cards.



Rhyme Sort

1. Print and cut out the rhyme sort resources.

2. Place the larger sorting cards on the table in front of your child. Shuffle and place the smaller cards in a face down pile. 

3. Each take turns to choose a picture from the pile and place it on the correct rhyming word, e.g. pin - bin.

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