Try these word games:
- Finish My Sentence Game
Help your child learn about different grammatical structures by playing word games. You start a sentence and ask your child to finish. Teach past, present, future tense using repetitive structures...
"Today I eat _____, yesterday I _____, tomorrow I will ____". Use this visual to SHOW the concept; Yesterday/Today visual
For irregular plurals/past tense (i.e. mouse-mice; eat-ate) write the word pairs on index cards and use them to play a Go Fish or memory match game.
Remember to always model correct grammar with slightly increased volume and stress/intonation. Children are likely to imitate your models. If you notice your child made a grammatical error, try repeating what your child meant to say (using appropriate grammar), in an acknowledging way. Your child will know that you listened and that you can help them learn how to express these thoughts.
- Grammar Simon Says
Play Grammar Simon Says. Give instructions but with this specification: Instead of inhibiting the response if the leader doesn't say Simon says; inhibit the response if the sentence is ungrammatical. For example, your child would respond accordingly to the direction, "Touch your feet and clap"; but would do nothing if instructed, "Touch your foots and clap".