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Group Word Games for Kids


Back Talk
The word game Back Talk is all about developing language skills.
The word game Back Talk is all about developing language skills.
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Back Talk is a group word game for kids that will keep the whole family entertained. Can you talk backward? Nac uoy klat drawkcab?

How to Play Back Talk

What You'll Need:

  • Paper
  • Pens or Pencils
  • Tape Recorder

Ever imagined what it would be like to say all your words backward? Why not give it a try?

Step One: Write out a few sentences, carefully spelling each word backward.

Step Two: Practice reading the words aloud that way. Once you feel confident, record the backward phrases.

Step Three: Play them for your friends or parents to see if they can figure out the trick!

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