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Does your kid have a spelling problem? Do you need to review at home? It may be difficult for you to concentrate ... We propose a series of hobbies and exercises in the form of games to review with the children both spelling as to reinforce the knowledge they acquire in class and work memory. With these fun activities, your child will have fun while reviewing everything they learned in school.
Do not miss these games to memorize, to stimulate concentration and, of course, to review the spelling. They are great activities to do during the school year, but also during summer vacations or other days off.
There are two very effective ways for children to learn spelling: through games and through reading. When children read a lot, they almost unconsciously learn how to spell words correctly. But we can also propose you some very fun games.
- The colorful letters game
This game, in addition to stimulating the creativity of the little ones, reinforces the learning of the different spelling rules. We must ask the child to write on a sheet of paper a sentence that contains words that make him make spelling mistakes. Next, we should ask him to color the letters that cause confusion. In this way, you will notice them and remember them better. For example, in the phrase 'Sheep, cows and even a helicopter travel on the boat', we will color the letters B, V and H.
- What letter is missing?
We take a sheet of paper and write on it many words that are missing a letter (we take the opportunity to put words with a complicated spelling such as, for example, 'egg' that we write without H). Next, we propose a mission to the child: he has to write the missing letters ... in less than a minute! Instead of writing it down, they can cut out the missing letter from a newspaper or magazine and paste it in the right place.
- Make a dictation!
Dictations are a very useful resource for children to review the spelling rules. If we find a funny text or that talks about something that interests the child a lot, it can become a great and very educational game moment.
[Read +: Video dictation to review the letter Q]
Before, babies were thought to have no memory. However, as mentioned in the scheme made by Mercedes Matás for the University of Murcia entitled 'Development and changes in memory', various investigations have shown that children do have the ability to remember things or people. In addition, when children are somewhat older (from 2 years old), remembering and storing events or experiences in their heads helps them understand the world around them.
That is why memory plays a very important role in children's learning as well. And it is that it helps children to fix concepts on which they can build other more complex knowledge.
- Couples games
Memory games in which children have to find pairs that are the same are a classic to work on children's memory. What if we give it a spin and turn them into tactile memory games? To do this, we will blindfold the children and ask them to identify pairs in cards that we have prepared before with materials that have different textures (velvet, sandpaper, wool ...).
- Learn jokes and riddles
Children love jokes and riddles. Suggest that your child memorize some of them so that he later tells them to his friends. It's a great (and hilarious) exercise for your memory. You can also teach him tongue twisters, riddles, sayings, little poems ...
- Do you have a minute!
We give the child a sheet of paper and ask him to write down all the animals that come to mind in a minute! Time him so that after this time he stops and you can read aloud all the words he has written. If you also do it at the same time, you can have a career. Who will be able to remember more?
To make the task more complicated, you can establish the rule that all words must begin with a vowel, with P, with S ... And after trying animals you can write names of people, fruits, colors ... It is a version of the classic stop or tutti frutti with which you will have a lot of fun.
- True or false?
This is a game to work children's memory, but also reading comprehension. And, especially when they are learning, children read automatically, without understanding the text. You have to read a story together and then ask your child 'true or false' questions to see if he remembers and has paid attention to the reading.
- Put music to what should be learned
If your children have to learn something by heart (multiplication tables, poetry, the periodic table ...) and they can't remember it, put music on it and turn it into a song!
And finally, we are going to see some games through which we can work the concentration of children. We must bear in mind that the ability to concentrate increases as children grow older, so we cannot ask a 1-year-old to maintain attention for the same time as a 7-year-old.
- The puzzles
Children of all ages are very fond of puzzles. They are ideal for entertaining at home, but also for concentrating on an activity. We should always look for those games adapted to the age of our son or daughter, since otherwise they will seem too easy (and demotivating) or frustrating a challenge.
- I see I see
Surely you have played the game of I See I many times with your children, right? Especially in the case of younger children, it is a good activity to improve their concentration and attention, since they have to look at what is around them, remember it and answer the questions that the other players ask them.
- The pencil and paper games
Mazes, naval battles, word searches, crossword puzzles ... Almost all pencil and paper games are an excellent exercise to improve children's concentration.
- Board Games
In addition to teaching children strategy, board games are ideal for children to have to concentrate to play. There are many options available to us, although we must look for those that are specific to the age of our children.
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