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Think Hink Pinks!
There’s nothing better than a brain booster that is also fun. Hink Pinks are word puzzles that use two-word clues to lead to a rhyming solution. Whether kids are solving the riddles or creating their own, they are expanding their vocabulary, practicing rhyming skills, and discovering just how much fun wordplay can be.
This activity reinforces literacy skills by getting children to think creatively about language. When children create or solve a Hink Pink, they are increasing their vocabulary, improving their understanding of parts of speech, and developing an ability to construct rhymes—all skills that will help them write. Making up the riddles also encourages them to think critically and creatively because they have to develop the problem all the way through from start to finish. And although Hink Pinks can be tricky at first, once kids get the rhythm, they’ll be hooked on all the funny and nonsensical ways they can play with words.