I just gave these suggestions to some parents.

9 Jul


  •       Put up new words written clearly on cards on the wall . 

  •       Ask child to jumble new words.
       This will help her to KNOW the letters in the word. 

  •       Make a list of correct and incorrect spellings.
       Ask child to encircle the correct word.
      This will help her to scrutinize  the word carefully–thereby        she   observes it closely,and remembers it better. 

  •       Use new words in your daily conversation.
       This promotes familiarity. 

  •    Please add your ideas.


17 Responses to “I just gave these suggestions to some parents.”

  1. greatunknown July 9, 2007 at 4:48 pm #

    Keep a dictionary close by. Learn a word a day.

  2. neel3 July 9, 2007 at 5:00 pm #

    that was what my father prescribed.

  3. greatunknown July 9, 2007 at 5:07 pm #

    A man of letters I presume!

  4. mouna July 10, 2007 at 10:17 am #

    pronounce a word syllable by syllable, it makes things easier. trying to associate the closeness between similar-sounding words… that works too.

  5. neela July 11, 2007 at 5:13 am #

    I liked the second one very much ,mouna.Kids associate sounds and words well.
    It is fun too.

  6. Srik July 11, 2007 at 6:00 am #

    Very nice.

  7. gmohanprakash July 11, 2007 at 10:44 am #

    I modified the “anthakashari” and played that game with my junior. It goes some thing like this..

    I say the word BAT, junior makes a word starting with T len TEN, I continue N for Nose…. it was full fun and I carefully explained meanings of those words to son and context. He went on playing till we ran out of words mostly starting with E and Y!!


  8. greatunknown July 11, 2007 at 2:39 pm #

    Wow! That’s an awesome game GMP!

  9. mouna July 11, 2007 at 2:55 pm #

    mohan, word building is indeed an amazing game. i play it to this day.

  10. neela July 12, 2007 at 7:56 am #

    mohan, Vagz and I play it while travelling in the train too and gradually the other passengers join in too…

  11. bachodi July 15, 2007 at 3:28 pm #

    Pleees help mi, ai am bad at speling inglish wards

  12. neela July 16, 2007 at 4:37 am #



  13. Anand Balaji July 16, 2007 at 4:33 pm #

    “Vagz and I play it while travelling in the train too and gradually the other passengers join in too… ”

    Trust me, I won’t be around in the same coach if you’re gonna make a journey a word building exercise… there are fun things happening outside!

    Just kidding… I never knew train passengers had a way with words… I thought most of them were wayward (pun definitely intended!)

  14. Lakshmi July 17, 2007 at 3:13 am #

    Hi…..This is my first visit to your blog. I say learnt a lot with this post and comments. I will try implementing them when I teach them to my boy. Sharing views helps a lot……..

  15. neela July 17, 2007 at 3:49 pm #

    welcome to blue wheel,lakshmiji.

  16. Anand Balaji July 17, 2007 at 4:52 pm #

    Ooooo… someone has ignored my comment:) Lollll
    And I religious visit this blog even though I never contribute anything on mine… boooo hooooooooooooooo:(

  17. neel3 July 18, 2007 at 10:22 am #

    boo hoo…
    me too!!
    no new releases…
    I saw your second commentreg. my father and didnt react…because taliking about my father brings tears to my eyes..
    the third comment was addressed to GMP
    the fourth one was not commented upon.Sorry.
    pun too good.Reg. word games being duller than fun things happening outside…. I can only say..You haven’t travelled with Vagz!!
    he won’t let your attention waver when he is bookless.Period.

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