Today's Tip for Families

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Try April Shower Alphabetizing

When April showers keep kids inside, families are pressed to think of fun learning activities that don’t involve digital media.

Here’s one idea: Offer your child an alphabet challenge. Say, “Can you put your room into ABC order?”

Ask your elementary schooler to pick a letter and then find an object in the room that starts with that letter. Your child can move on to find an object for each letter of the alphabet. Have your child write them down. Or, let your child choose one letter and find as many items as possible that begin with that letter. Older kids can try to find several items for each of the 26 letters and put the words in alphabetical order.

This game can be played by one child, by brothers and sisters or by a whole family. Set a time limit. Review each person's list and make corrections if necessary. Then, give all players a treat for having done a good job. Best of all, games like this strengthen alphabetizing, spelling and handwriting skills. Not bad for a rainy day!

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