Sharing ideas to help develop children’s skills through play.Adapt the concept to suit children’s ages and stages – simplify as necessary or make it more complex. Older children can cope with words starting with digraphs (where two letters combine to make one sound) and longer rhyming words. Playing with alliteration (words starting with the same letter), onset and rime (the first sound and the bit that makes the rhyme) and rhythm (noticing the number of syllables, the length of the word) can help to build skills for spelling and to decode words for reading. A collection of downloadable resources related to language and literacy is here. More posts related to language and literacy are here. Daily advent posts will be collated on this page. You can share this post using any of the buttons below.