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.
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.
What are some common grammar
mistakes to watch out for? Find out in this related article at the Popular