Typing Word Lists

Get your child thinking about words at an early age. Making word lists on the computer is a visual way for a child to see the ending sounds of words.

You can even have a color around the ending sounds. In the samples on the downloadable PDF below, my five-year-old chose pink for the words that end in “at” and purple for those ending in “an”.

Say the words together as a family, or alternate saying words – first the child, then the mom, then the dad, etc. You can even print out the word lists and post them on the refrigerator or on the child’s door. The point is for children to develop an awareness about the construction of words. By adding colors, typing on the computer, and creating games with these introductory sounds you will find your child associating enjoyment with reading.

Download Example PDF: Word Lists