Rhyming words worksheets are the perfect way to introduce children to words that rhyme and patterns in the words they hear and speak.
Once children understand that some words rhyme, learning about the word families is made easier.
Play games with your children. Name a word and see if they can come up with a rhyming word. Sometimes they may come up a nonsensical word (like bell and rell), but you'll know they understand the concept of rhyming. More importantly, when they come up with funny words, there will be giggling. Which means they are having fun and are more likely to remember what they are learning.
Learning what words rhyme is a skill that develops over time. Be patient and most of all have fun with it.
This set of preschool worksheets asks the children to circle the two objects that rhyme in each box. Have the children name the objects out loud so they are able to "hear" the rhyme.
Rhyming Words Coloring Activity
Get out the coloring crayons for this project. Have the children color the picture in each row that rhymes with the first picture.
Have the children name each picture out loud. Rhyming is a concept you learn by hearing it.
Why Learning About Rhyming is Necessary
Many students who have a difficult time reading are those that struggle with breaking words down into their individual sounds.
Learning to rhyme is a skill they will need later to understand that words that share the same sound may also share the same letter sequences. When they are ready to learn about the word families it will be much easier if they understand the concept of words that rhyme.
More importantly, rhyming can be fun! Many activities that involve rhyming encourage children to learn in a fun way. Anytime that that you can make lessons fun, it motivates children to want to learn more. Learning Nursery Rhymes, making up silly rhymes, playing rhyming games, and using word family worksheets are all great ways to teach a basic concept that will make learning to read easier.
Children who have repeated rhymes, such as nursery rhymes, tend to recite the rhymes with animation. The same children, when learning to read aloud... will also use animation instead of a monotone voice.
Walk around your house and find things that rhyme. Wall and ball. Door and floor. Chair and stair. You get the idea. It's like a treasure hunt, and it's fun!