Word games for company of any age

Whether you and your child are sitting in line, riding the train, wandering along the road from the subway to your home, word games can help in all these cases.

Published 2023-01-31, by ,

Word games for company of any age Monarchie Forum

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They do not need props, do not need a large space, a huge company.

Read here why word games are useful (and games for younger kids).

There are 5 word games in this selection. The number of players - 2 people or more. The age range is 5 years old and up. The games are arranged in order of increasing difficulty.

And remember the important rules:

  • Play should be fun. If you see that a child is nervous, irritated or reluctant to play - ask if you want to continue the game. Maybe it's time to replace this game with another one? Or does he want to talk about something important? Or just be quiet?
  • Suggest age-appropriate games. The game of "Abyrwalgh", for example, preschoolers may not understand. Let the rules of the game will sometimes seem too easy to you, but the process of playing will be more active and exciting.
  • If a child can not fully play (eg, think up a word on the right letter), but he really wants to - tell him. At least a little.
  • No criticism. Even if your thoughts are "well, he should know this," or "why is he so slow? - You don't have to talk about it at all. Such words definitely will not give your child an epiphany, and most likely he will feel uncomfortable.
  • Remember, play is not learning, it's a process. It's your unique time together, your investment in a soulful relationship with your child.

1. "Guess the word"

The leader guesses a word and the rest try to guess it by asking questions that can only be answered by "yes" or "no".

It is possible to simplify the task for kids - to guess only a certain category. For example, animals or pieces of furniture. See, for example, 7 little words today.

2. "What is it about?"

The task: to guess the word from three clues.

Example: The leader guesses the word "house". The first clue is "tall." If the player does not guess, then the second clue is "brick". Only one word (not a phrase) can be a clue. The game continues until three clues are given. 

3. "Guess the Number" 

Players agree in advance that they will guess a number up to 10 or up to 20 (depending on the child's abilities).

The leader guesses the number and the rest of the players ask questions, to which the leader can only answer with "more" or "less". The task is to guess the correct value in fewer "moves". 

Example: The leader guesses "5". Player: "8". Leader: "Less". Player: "6". Leader: "Fewer". Player: "4". Leader: "More". Player: "5". Leader: "That's right!"

4. "Triple Nonsense"

One of the players names any letter. The other must say a phrase where all three words begin with that letter.

A board game with the same name has appeared in a selection of games and books for those mastering reading

5. "Forbidden Letter" 

The leader asks the players questions, to which they must give quick answers, but avoiding a certain letter (the players agree in advance which letter it will be).