By Megan Hughes, M.A., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
“I runned home”
Have you ever talked with your child and noticed their sentences sound a bit off? Many kids have difficulty learning irregular plural nouns and irregular past tense verbs on their own. It is great that children learn to apply the final -s rule to plurals and the final -ed rule to past tense verbs–but what about the words that don’t play by the rules? Help your child learn these common irregular nouns and verbs to improve their overall grammar and make their sentences age-appropriate! Here is a list of the most common irregular plural nouns: See the printable version here! To work on these, use the carrier phrase “One _____, two_______, three_______, many_____” (i.e., one tooth, two teeth, many teeth). Check out these pictures for an easy way to work on this skill: Irregular Plural Nouns Here is a list of the most common irregular past tense verbs: See the printable version here! To work on these, use the carrier phrase “Today, I _______. Yesterday, I ________” (i.e., Today, I run to school. Yesterday, I ran to school).
Slowly work your way through these lists! I would recommend only focusing on 10 at a time–you want to make sure they have it down before moving on to new words. Have fun!
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