A rhyme is defined as a repetition of similar sounds in the final stressed syllables and any following syllables of two or more words. Similarly, rhyming words refer to two words that produce a similar ending sound. For an instance, Cat and Bat are two words that rhyme. Rhyming words are found in abundance in children’s rhymes such as ‘Humpty-Dumpty ‘ ‘Twinkle-twinkle little stars’ and so on. Usually, the words are used as embellishments to heighten the sensuousness of a verse.
Identifying two words that rhyme serves as a good phonemic exercise. It tests the children’s ability to discern different or similar sounding words. It also serves as a means to expand their vocabulary as the more words they learn the more they have words to rhyme with.
The following worksheet consists of several sheets for kids to practice and identifying two words that rhyme with each other. To break the monotony in the way they are taught our worksheet introduces the words in form of the ‘match the columns’ exercise. Such exercises are comparatively easy as the answer to the question is right there and children just have to find the right one and match them with each other through lines. Furthermore, to make the most of learning through visual methods the worksheets are of two types.
Rhyming Words Practice Worksheets
The first worksheet is of type-1. In such sheets children not have to identify words that sound similar but they first have to identify the pictures and then match them to the pictures that when sounded out, produce an ending sound that is similar to that of the other one.
On the other hand, the second sheet is of type-2. These worksheets are fairly easy as there are words given on either side. Children have to identify the words that rhyme and draw a line to connect each of them. It is essential that the child can pronounce the word the right way as without that they might confuse the sounds.
Rhyming words teaches children about language. It teaches them the sound of the language and helps develop phonological awareness, the ability to notice and work with the sounds in language which in turn leads to reading and writing success. It is through rhyming words that children are exposed to the rhythm of the language. It is thus essential to implore the use of rhyming words when teaching a kid how to pronounce words. Use this worksheet and several other rhyming word worksheets available on our website to help your kids learn rhyming words. Download and get started now!