I was asked today about what verbally based games could be played in the car while travelling backwards and forwards to school.
The first game that sprang to mind was the old favourite: `I went to the shops and bought …. ‘.
The starting player says: `I went to that shops and bought an apple.’
The player says: `I went to the shops and bought an apple and some bread.’
Each player then adds a new word.
If a player forgets the sequence or fails to add a letter then he or she has to drop out until the game starts again.
I then thought of tongue twisters. I have no idea what so ever what this has to do with 11+ verbal reasoning papers if you have to say very quickly:
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
I do know, however, that you will entertain your ten year old with:
I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.
If however you start with this Tongue Twister as a basis - you can always try to substitute words:
If one doctor doctors another doctor,
does the doctor who doctors the doctor
doctor the doctor the way the doctor
he is doctoring doctors?
Or does he doctor the doctor the way
the doctor who doctors doctors?
Please let me know your suggestions.