Everyday Word Play

Church, Ellen Booth; Kefauver, Amy
April 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Apr/May2004, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p67
Literacy is about communicating ideas by any means, and there are plenty of opportunities each day to build these important skills. While running errands in the car with kids, one can discuss what one saw, from roadside billboards and signs to interesting scenes. And, of course, there's nothing quite like a trip to the library to take out a weekend's worth of books and then snuggling up with children for a good read. Because children learn through play, they will benefit most form, and enjoy partaking in, special games and activities with parents. Charades is perfect for young children, because the presenter has to use his whole body to communicate a word or phrase to an audience, which then has fun interpreting the clues.


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