To help your child better understand letter-sound correspondence and the ability to blend letters into words, play rhyming games using both nonsense and regular words. Start by saying any word and ask your child to say back a word that rhymes. The word may be a nonsense word (a word that does not make sense) or a regular word. For example, the starter word might be “wobble”. Your child might respond by replacing the letter “w” with a letter “c” for the word “cobble”. The word “cobble” is a nonsense word, but encourages children to play with words and use knowledge of letter sounds. Encourage your child to see how many possible rhyming words, both regular and nonsense, he/she can come up with.