Sure-fire Strategies To Help Your Child With Spelling

Unfortunately, in the English language, more than half of the words are not spelt the way they sound, and this may become an issue for your child if they are an auditory learner.

Kids who are often behind their classmates in spelling and easily forget words, or mix up letters when writing, are children who need unique and considerate attention at home to help them overcome their unique spelling learning problems. Forcing a learning activity on your children will only intensify their negative feelings about it. Here are a few strategies you can apply to help your child improve their spelling.

Develop vocal and auditory skills

People who spell well are usually good speakers and good readers and vice versa. Using the local or school library can help your kid develop some of these skills. Restrict the amount of time your child spends in front of the TV as they cannot talk back to a television set. Children must use the language they will be writing. Make time and opportunity for your child to speak with you.

Trace words

This activity is very helpful for children. Have your little one sit next to you and guide his writing hand. Make sure that they only extend their index and middle fingers and that their eyes are closed. If your kid is using a manuscript, use that form. Take his hand and write down the word that seems to confuse them.

Write letters

Encourage your child to write letters after corresponding with a relative or a friend. Ask them to write a simple statement at the bottom of a letter to offer them opportunities to spell better.

Teach beginners to spell phonetically

When your kids are first learning to spell, they can spell words just as they hear them. Teach them to say every sound in a word and write down the letters representing each sound until they correctly spell the word. Try practising this several times using different words. Then, ask them to rewrite the word the correct way and to compare the changes.

Practice rhyming words

Teach your kids about rhyming words and offer them several examples. After teaching them the rhyming technique, please give them a comment and ask them to come up with rhyme words. Once they have the hang of it, please encourage them to tell you a word and list several words that rhyme with it. Finally, please encourage them to write rhyming words down as well.

Remember always to stay calm when working with a child or student, even if you think they should be getting something that they are not getting.


Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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