A word family is a group of words that share the same letter pattern. For example, cat, sat, bat, and rat all share “-at.” Understanding word families can help children learn to read and spell.
A Great Game!
Word Family Fun is a great game to play with your child to teach them about word families. As you read, you can point out the words that have the same letter patterns and talk about how the words rhyme. You can also read to your child or take turns reading a page to each other. It is a good idea to encourage your child to use each word in a complete sentence to make sure they understand what the word means.
Here is a video of a family engaging in a word family activity:
- Dad makes sure that his son reads the word family “-ig,” before beginning the game.
- Dad encourages his son to use each word in a sentence to make sure that his son understands what the words mean.