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01/09/2017
How do you typically practice spelling words with your children? They probably recite the words aloud or write them repeatedly. It can get boring really fast and lose its effectiveness. How about making spelling practice a fun activity for your children? The Tutoring Center, Rosenberg TX brings you some new ways to practice those spelling words, some of these options greatly rely on the internet, a tool your children must know how to use for their future.

Design Crossword Puzzles

Crossword puzzles are a great way to connect the word with its definition. They have to get the words right in order to be able to complete the puzzle. Don’t worry, you don’t have to draw each square on your own. There are plenty of websites that let you create free crossword puzzles. Try Discovery Education’s free crossword puzzle maker.

Make a Spelling Puzzle

Completing puzzles allows your children to practice spelling and exercise both brain hemispheres. All you have to do is write a word on a piece of paper and cut it into unusual shapes. Your children have to complete the puzzle to find out the word.  There are free puzzle templates online if you don’t feel like drawing up your own.

Word Search

There are many children who like the challenge of a word search. They can also be a great tool for practicing spelling. If you visit the Tools for Educators' website you’ll find the option to make your own word search. You can add clues for more advanced children or a word bank for younger ones.

Surf the Web

Websites like Kids Spell or Spelling City offer plenty of spelling games. You can choose to upload your own spelling list (try to do it weekly) or use one of their lists. Your children will be playing in a safe and educational environment. The words and games get harder the more advanced they become. Tutoring can be another tool to improve your children’s spelling and vocabulary, just give it a try. The Tutoring Center, Rosenberg TX has some amazing tutoring programs that can really help your children out. If you’re interested in learning more about their tutoring options, you can call them at (832) 363-7873. You can also schedule a free diagnostic assessment to know how your children are doing.

Get Crafty

There is a reason why parents and teachers choose written repetition as their go to spelling practice: it works. However, it doesn’t have to be boring. A pencil and paper aren’t the only tools you can use to practice spelling. You can use more creative methods like colored markers, finger paint, Play Doh, glitter glue, or even alphabet soup to spell out the words. Any material that can become a letter or a word is good.

Add Some Music

Somehow, it’s easier for a person to learn something when it has a rhythm or a tune. Just think of the alphabet. Even as adults we probably sing the song when we want to remember the order of the letters. It makes sense that children will find it easier and more fun if they can sing while they practice.

Get Physical

Practicing spelling and burning off extra energy is possible. You can try out something like races. You need two teams, some chalk, and a place to write on. Let both players be a few feet away from the chalk and the writing space. Call out a word and the players will run to the chalk and try to write it correctly. Whoever spells it right first wins. Another way to get physical is by jumping rope and spelling the words with each jump. Same goes for tossing a ball. Toss it from one person to another and have each player say a letter and then another the letter that follows until the word is complete.

Play Some Games

Board games like Scrabble, Boggle, or Quiddler can help your children spell words they already know. A great bonus is that it can be turned into a fun game night with the family.

Find Some Inspiration

If your children still aren’t into practicing spelling, give them a little inspirational break. Watch a fun spelling related movie like Akeelah and the Bee or Spellbound. That might get them in the mood to work harder and even try out for the spelling bee.

For Tutoring in Brazoria County

Other ways to help you children out with their spelling is by enrolling them in The Tutoring Center, Rosenberg TX. They offer plenty of tutoring programs that can be greatly beneficial for your children. They won’t only be working on their spelling or vocabulary, but on their reading and writing skills as well. Call the center at (832) 363-7873 to learn more about their tutoring options in Rosenberg.

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