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Syl-la-ble Clapping

by From the National Center for Learning Disabilities

Introduce your child to syllables with this fun clapping game. This activity is also helpful for children with learning disabilities.

What you need:
Picture books

What you do:
1. Point to a picture of something that has more than one syllable in its name and say it.

2. Say it again slowly as you clap out each syllable: "ba-na-na." Have your child clap out the syllables, too.

3. Have your child point to another picture, say its name, and clap out the syllables.

Why it works:
Your child becomes aware that words can be divided into smaller units of sound-syllables.

Say a sentence and clap out each word. Now your child becomes aware that sentences are made up of different words.

© 2000 National Center for Learning Disabilities