Are you banging your head against the wall because you and your child are so bored of just writing out a list of spelling words over and over again? Mindless repetition obviously does not work. There are many simple ways you can help your child succeed with spelling.
- Make a chant or a rhyme for the words. This could be as simple as a cheer they leader in cheer camp, or a common rhyme they already know. Better yet, get them to physically move around while they are cheering the word. The kinesthetic (physical) movement is extremely beneficial for memory.
- Spell the words with chalk and then squirt them with a water gun. Who doesn’t love using a water gun? I know I do. It’s a great way to have some educational fun on a hot day. And if you had a fancy water gun they might even be able to spell the words with water.
- Use pipe cleaners to shape the letters. This is a great way to get kids to concentrate on forming the words. It is a good option because you only need to buy a few and they last for a long time.
- Make learning them a game. There are so many different ways you can make spelling words a game. A treasure map with hidden letters to make the words, Also, there are games online where you can enter a spelling list and the computer generates a fun game to play with spelling words. Spelling bingo is another fun minimal prep game to play to prepare for a test.