The flashcards for kids on this page involve rhyming words. There are many ways to initially teach children about words that rhyme. Start with rhyming books. Repetition is the basis of learning to read, and children typically love it. That's why they ask you to read the same stories over and over. Then add in nursery rhymes and teach finger plays (such as the Itsy Bitsy Spider).
Once children begin learning to read, they will have a grasp of rhyming words and learning the word families will be easier.
The cards can be used in several ways....
Start by showing the kids that each row of words rhymes. Have the children say the objects name out loud to hear the rhyme.
Then cut up one printout into cards so you have three sets of four rhyming words.
See if the children can match the words that rhyme into piles.
OR... place all the cards upside down for a Match Game. Two words that rhyme is a match. *Make sure to print the cards on card stock paper for this activity so they are sturdier and will not be see-through.
Once the concept of rhyming is fully understood , use a couple of the sheets for the same games. Keep adding sheets until they can easily sort all the rhyming words.
Once children begin reading, separate the picture and the words to see if children can read the word and match it to the proper picture.
Why Learning about Rhyming Words is Important
Because rhyming is fun, it adds an extra spark to the sometimes daunting task of learning to read.
Children who recite Nursery Rhymes tend to speak in animated voices. This will lead to reading with expression as they get older.
Rhyming helps children to learn that words that share common sounds also share the same letters. Once children learn and understand that some words rhyme, learning about the word families is easier.
*Remember that rhyming is a developmental skill that develops over time. Be patient with your child as this skill is learned. Make lessons short and fun.
More word family fun:
Word Family Worksheets - 36 sheets to choose from! Circle the words that rhyme with the first word.
Rhyming Words Worksheets - Circle or color the pictures that rhyme.