Rhyming words can help children become better readers and spellers. They can hear patterns and begin to see and hear word families (rat, bat, cat, fat). This is an easy game that can be played anywhere: in the car, walking, laying in bed. You begin by saying “ I’m thinking of something that rhymes with _____.” Your child then tries to guess the word. Take turns. You can also pick a word and see how many words your child can think of that rhymes with the word. They can also make a list of rhyming words.