Language is the foundation on which kids build every aspect of their intellect. Children love activities like mimicking voices, singing, and dancing. Studies show that children imitate the language of their elders.
They learn language through interaction with people and the environment. So, we have to be very careful with our words and gestures when around them. Following are some examples of word games that will teach as well as entertain children.
Mathematical Skill Development
Children are always keen to learn new skills. Introduce them to the common concepts in math like big-small, more-less, near-far through the following games.
We are familiar with the simple and important adage, 'A healthy mind in a healthy body'. Sports boost confidence and instill a sense of goodwill and determination in kids. Children learn most of their social skills and importance of teamwork through sports. An hour of play teaches more values than a whole day of work.
You can either ask the kids to shout out the words in the order of the alphabet (starts with A and the next word should start with the next letter), or words that start from any one alphabet (all words should start with D). There can be a rule that no word can be repeated. This will make the game fun, interesting, and educational.
The word 'Kindergarten' originates from the German language and literally means 'a garden of children'. This garden has to nurture and bring out the best in the children.