You know, it's the one where you:
Spot something in plain sight and reveal one detail, making the other player guess what it is.
Like this:"I spy, with my little eye, something that begins with J."
- Receptive language
- Expressive language
- Deductive reasoning
Five ways to tweak it:
- To focus on receptive language (listening skills), have your child be the "spyer" more frequently than the guesser.
- To focus on expressive language (oral skills), have your child be the "guesser" more frequently than the "spyer."
- To focus on categories, choose items only by color -- "I spy something that's blue" -- or shape -- "I spy something that's square" -- or function -- "I spy something you use to write."
- To focus on phonics, describe items by the sound they start with: "I spy something that starts with the 'f' sound.
- To focus on vocabulary, use items from your child's reading list in your "spied" things and guesses.
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