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How to Make Grammar More Fun for Children

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Grammar is one of those elements of English that have to be mastered early on to enjoy it.

Both children and adults can succumb to the pressure of not having a good grasp of

grammar, which is where we can all stumble if we’re not careful.

In a lot of scenarios making things fun is the key to having a child that’s interested and

engaged in what they’re learning. It’s going to be a good way of helping your child enjoy

learning in general, especially when it comes to something a lot of people can struggle with.

Here are some ways you can make grammar more interesting and fun for your child.

Spot the mistake games

A common game many schools use is the spot the mistake game, where you write a

sentence down on a piece of paper or on a board and your child has to work out where the

errors are. This is a good way to give your child the responsibility to figure out what the

problem areas could be and help them along the way. And it’s also a chance to see your

child marvel at catching adults out with mistakes! Different word games also improve kids' vocabulary and grammar, and using tools like a word unscrambler can give them the boost they need to start.

Make up stories and sentences

So long as the grammar is sound, you can write the funniest stories and sentences to keep

your child entertained. Use rhyming and patterns to keep the subjects interesting and to help

your child pick up different ways to put sentences together, while also remembering what

they’ve learnt in the classroom.

It can be even funnier if you use real person’s names that your child knows. If you know your

child’s friends they could also be added into the mix of funny sentences.

Make wall displays with your child

A good revision aid in general is to have a wall display. This can go beyond grammar

revision, but you can use this wall to stick up the latest learnings in the classroom and set up

reminders of what to learn next. This is a good way to help your child keep track of what they

are learning and what could be coming up in their next English lessons in school.

Get active with your child’s learning

Just like in the classroom, getting up and about helps your child feel a bit more involved in

what they are learning. This private school in Cheshire for example ensures there are a lot of interactive activities and stimulation for each child. It’s a good way to bring this mentality to the home to ensure learning can always be fun, even if it is about grammar.

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