Using Rhymes To Help A Child With Dyslexia Spell

When my little girl started school and she would come home singing the “Alphabet Song”. This is one of the first things children learn, the letters of the alphabet in the correct order. It seems like a simple rhyme, yet there are 26 letters in the alphabet.

For a 4 year old to remember all the letters in the correct order, is quite amazing. The reason she remembered is, the alphabet is taught in the form of a rhyme, a song. Children find it easier to remember the words to a song, rather than by learning a list of information. We use rhymes to remember everything now, from lists of facts, to new word spellings.

Memory Tags Card

The Mooki Cards contain a “Memory Tags” card. To help dyslexic children remember information using rhymes. Use the card below on your phone or tablet for free!

This card is based on scientific research, learn more "Dyslexics Have Better Picture Memory".

Memory & Sequencing Dyslexia

  • Dyslexic children find it hard, to learn facts and spell new words. The dyslexic brain struggles to process and remember new information. It also has difficulties with recalling sequences and facts in the correct order. For example a dyslexic child may struggle to remember the months of the year, in the correct order.
  • The dyslexic brain thinks best in pictures, stories and rhymes. By attaching a picture or rhyme to a list of facts, the dyslexic child is more likely to remember them. For example showing them pictures of seasonal weather, when teaching months of the year.

Learn more fun ways to teach spellings, see "Rule of 10 Card".

Use Memory Tags

Top Tips from Dyslexic Mum

  • Memory Tags - Dyslexic children love pictures, rhymes, stories. Use them as much as possible when learning information. Use photos, videos, songs, to help them remember lists of facts and word spellings.  
  • Get Creative - When children have fun learning and they are more likely to remember. Get them to have fun, try singing the “Memory Tag” rhyme you have written using the cards above?
  • Spelling Tests - Spelling tests can be stressful for dyslexic children. They struggle to sound out words so need to rely on memory. They need to remember all the letters in the word, in the correct order. They can find this hard and only get a few spellings correct.  
  • Learn 1 Word - When learning a new spelling, focus on learning just 1 word until the child is confident in spelling it. We aim for my little girl to get just 1 word right on her spelling test. We give her lots of praise when she gets it right.
  • Use Cards - I have many more great cards to help with spelling and remembering new information. Try “Rule of 10” and “Multi-sensory Learning” cards next, which have lots of more creative ideas to try.

All the cards are available as part of a "Mooki Cards". Complete with 56 cards and storage wallet. Perfect for using at home or in the classroom. Order your "Mooki Cards" here!

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