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How to Make Learning Grammar Fun

Posted on : 2011-08-10


In linguistics, grammar refers to the rules of the language. When we learn about grammar in the English language, we learn about the set of rules which governs how a sentence or phrase is composed. Besides building up a good vocabulary, the key to speaking and writing good English lies in your ability to first understand how a sentence is formed and how it can be used.

More often than not, your child will find the process of learning grammar tedious and boring. Seeing as how children are still too young to understand the importance of grammar, trying to force them to memorise a seemingly endless set of rules will be a tiresome chore.

Here are some ways in which you can make learning grammar fun and interactive for your child.

1. Provide examples that they can relate to. Instead of textbook examples, try engaging their attention by talking about a real-life example. An example about your child’s recent trip to the zoo or aquarium will more likely capture their attention and interest.

2. Use humorous examples. You may have noticed that children find it much easier to remember situations or examples which they find funny. This also changes their mindset that learning grammar is boring and mundane.

3. Read widely and wisely. Select books which are informative and entertaining as your child will be more inclined to read them.

You can also purchase books on grammar to give your child adequate practice. Try searching for books with more illustrations, stories and examples which your child will be able to relate to.

Hopefully, with these tips, you can help your child to improve his or her grasp of the English grammar such that they will grow to be proficient users of the language.
 
Written by Michelle Lim
 
You may want to look at the series Fun with Grammar by EPH where grammar components are skilfully weaved into the storyline and multiple illustrations are provided.
 
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