Language Works

Rhyming Steps

Ideal for Infant , Toddler

Father holds his kids hand as they walk down steps.

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to demonstrate phonological awareness

Materials Needed:

  • None

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.


  1. As you’re climbing steps with your child, make a game of trying to think of as many words that rhyme as there are stairs. (E.g. hop, pop, stop mop.)
  2. Say a new word as you move to a new step.

Learn More: Don’t have stairs or steps? Lay pieces of tape on the floor and say a rhyming word as your child hops from one piece of tape to another.

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