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"Name It" Game
How Fast Are You?


Arrange toys or objects in a row and have your child name them quickly.

Tip: Car, frog, doll, spoon, block.


Spread out toys or objects and ask your child to identify different groups as quickly as they can. 

Tip: Name the animals, the red objects, the vehicles.


Choose any three letters and write them on a paper in random order (A C B A A C B B C). See how fast your child names the letters or says the letter sounds.

Tip: If everyone is up to it, make it a race! See how fast you, your child, or others in your household can name the letters. 

Reference: Norton, E. S., & Wolf, M. (2012). Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) and reading fluency: Implications for understanding and treatment of reading disabilities. Annual

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Why is this important?

Learning how to see the differences between objects helps children develop early reading skills. This activity is not meant to be a competition, but rather, to train your brain to work quickly..  

Looking for more information?

Check out our English Letter Sounds, Shapes, or Colour Wheel resource for ideas to add into your games!

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