Missing Word

Missing Word Felicia Bond

Leave out words while reading a child's favourite story.

Materials Needed:

  • Child’s favourite book.

What to do:

  • When sitting down to read a child their favourite book, try leaving out a word or putting the wrong word in its place. See if your child notices and corrects you.
  • If the child doesn't notice it the first time, after a pause say the correct word with a “stress”. Repeat the above method again for the same word when you read the book again to your child and see if they notice it this time.

Hints and Tips:

  • This game is also great to play when singing nursery rhyme songs with your child. As you sing a nursery rhyme leave out a word or simply sing a wrong word and your child will definitely notice it. They will begin to correct your “mistakes” too.
  • When choosing a story for this game, it will be beneficial if the story is one that your child constantly wants you to read and is familiar with.
  • You can use Rhymes Posters and Sight Words Mini Stories available under Printables in this website.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Begins to respond to questions.
    - String words together in known phrases.
    - Names common objects.
    - Names and identifies objects in pictures.
    - Enjoys simple stories and songs.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Dramatic Play
  • Interest Areas: Library Area
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Language Development, Learning Games, Literacy and Numeracy, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

    5.2 Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts

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Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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