Words can be grouped into "Word Families". Placed in a group with words that share the same word sounds. Such as rat, hat and sat. There are many word families, if a child is able to group words by sounds they will become better at reading.
For a child to be able to group words that share the same sounds. They need to be able to break words down into phonetical sounds. This shows they understand how words are structured, so they can read and write them easier.
Word Families is step 4 on the "Reading Staircase". Practising all the steps on the reading staircase. Helps the child build strong foundations in reading and they will do better at school.
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Tops Tips from Dyslexic Mum
Flower Families - Playing this game is easy, drawing the word families flower found on the card above. Makes it easy for the child to see all the words and spot the old one out.
Fun Learning - This game makes learning fun. So the child does not even know they are actually practising word sounds. The "Mooki Cards contain many more fun educational games, to help child become a better reader. See "Reading Staircase" for links to more cards that help practise word sounds.
Sound Out Words - When you show the child the "Word Families" flower. Ask them to read out each word, they may need to do this by sounding one letter at a time.
Play Again - This card can be used time and time again. See the "Word Sounds" list, for extra words to practise.