Making Grammar Fun For Children

Does your child find English grammar boring? Time to make words and phrases fun and exciting, and grammar rules less intimidating. Here are some simple tips from an English language enthusiast.

By Sriram Naganathan

Construction workers refuse to work after death Dengue patients cut in half Children cook and serve grandparents These are all newspaper headlines. Show them to your child. Did you both have a good laugh together? The headlines we encountered above have 'misplaced modifiers' in them. What is a 'modifier'? Now, you can take out a grammar textbook and teach your child the definition of a ‘modifier’ and make her repeat it verbatim, or you can come up with fun ways to teach the concept.

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