Friday, September 24, 2010

Scrabbling for words

Just had a rousing game of Scrabble with Adam.

Aged 4.

We play with rule variations.  Everyone has seven tiles.  Unless he needs more.

I play a word.  He fills in any spaces and adds to my word with whatever letters he has. 

I try to build words on his play.

It's a challenge.

For me.

He always wins!

Sometimes when he adds letters to my words, we talk about how the letter changes the word.  We talk about the sounds, even though the additions probably don't make much sense!

Then we toast his win with orange juice.

There ARE real words in here. They're just cleverly disguised by Adam's plays.


I think it's time to lawyer up and get ready to plead the fifth.


Erika Jean said...

Lol, I see some real ones in there :-)

I love playing Literati on Yahoo games - it's pretty much scrabble.

Have you seen the commercial about the new scrabble game? It looks awesome!

Joanne said...

What a wonderful experience for your son. No matter what the words, he'll develop a love for language that'll stay with him always :)

Anonymous said...

How very wonderful of you.

Remember playing once chess with a pair of dices with my nephew. Please have you all a good start into the weekend.

daily athens

Charlotte said...

This is a great idea! My 4-year-old is super interested in letters right now, so he would love playing with scrabble tiles. Thanks!

A Box of Chocolates said...

good for you i used to play rhyming word games with my eldest daughter while we walked the twins in the stroller. She is now the most avid reader and loves theatre, and music and the written word. He will thank you for this.