Help build your grandkids vocabulary by using colors
One of the goals of Astro’s Adventures Book Club is to offer you games which you can easily play with your grandchildren.
There are so many things your grandchildren while he or she is playing games that are important to their future success as adults.
They learn values like how to lose gracefully and what it means to play fairly. At the basis of these are trust, patience, respect and justice.
The games chosen here have been specially created to further enhance your grandchildren’s vocabulary. They are designed for a wide range of ages too and for all children learning to read and write.
With a bit of imagination your grandchildren, or adult for that matter, can play these games.
What do you need?
You don’t need expensive or hard to find equipment. You will more than likely have the things you need at home now.
As well, these games will help increase your grandchildren’s vocabulary, and extend to developing a love of language.
Words are simply sounds on their own. When we add them to other words we begin to add more meaning to them. This will help your grandchildren build a network of words and further enhance their language abilities.
Learning new words using colors
Playing Color Collections is a game you can play over and over again as part of your ongoing vocabulary building exercises.
Choose one color and, on small pieces of card, write it down. Start with five cards and build them up as your grandchild’s ability increases.
Ask one grandchild to take the cards and place them on or next to items that are the same color as is written on the card.
How do you play Color Collection?
For example, let’s say your color is yellow.
Give your grandchild five cards with the word ‘yellow’ written on them. Give them a set time, say five or ten minutes, to place the cards on things in your home which are yellow.
Now, it’s up to you or another to find them.
You might want to make a list of the things that your grandchild identifies in a particular book. They can go back and revise the list later, and add to it when you play this game again.
Play a different color game a day or once a week. You can shorten the time for older children and use more complex colors like tan, beige, silver and maroon.
Building your grandchildren’s vocabulary should be fun and entertaining for you all.