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What is a syllable?

A syllable is a single, unbroken sound of a spoken (or written) word. Syllables usually contain a vowel and accompanying consonants. Sometimes syllables are referred to as the ‘beats’ of spoken language.

Syllables differ from phonemes in that a phoneme is the smallest unit of sound; the number of syllables in a word is unrelated to the number of phonemes it contains. For example: /b/, /k/, /t/, /ch/, /sh/, /ee/, /ai/, /igh/, /ear/ are all phonemes. The word ‘chat’ is made up of three phonemes (/ch/ /a/ /t/). The word ‘light’ is made up of three phonemes (/l/ /igh/ /t/).  However, both the words ‘chat’ and ‘light’ have only one syllable each.

The number of times you hear a vowel (a, e, i , o, u) in a word is equal to the number of syllables a word has. A good way to identify syllables is to think about whether you need to change your mouth shape to say the next bit of the word / the new syllable.

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Learning about syllables in primary school

Learning about syllables is part of learning how to decode and spell words. It helps children understand the conventions of English spelling, including when to double letters and how to pronounce the vowels in words they might not have seen before.

Teachers will often get children to clap out the syllables of a word, to help them to understand the concept. (A good game to introduce syllables is to ask each child to stand up and say their name, while clapping out the syllables. )

For example:

  • Cat   has one syllable (words of one syllable are monosyllabic)
  • Water   has two syllables (wa / ter)
  • Computer   has three syllables (com / pu / ter)
  • Category   has four syllables (cat / e / gor / y)

Syllables in KS1 English

Children in Key Stage 1 will be expected to read words of two syllables. They may be shown how to split the words up into syllables, in order to help them sound them out. For example: if they are shown the word ‘thunder’ and get stuck, a teach may cover the second half of the word (‘der’) and ask them to just sound out the first syllable. Once they have managed this, they uncover the rest of the word and ask them to sound this out.

Children in Key Stage 1 will also learn to spell words with two syllables, at which point they will be encouraged to separate the two syllables themselves, in order to learn the spelling of the whole word.

Syllables in KS2 English

During Key Stage 2, children will progress to learning the spellings of words containing four syllables (or possibly more). They also learn about the use of syllables in poetry.

Children may learn about syllables through writing haikus. A haiku is a Japanese poem with three lines, the first containing 5 syllables, the second containing 7 syllables and the third containing 5 syllables.

This is a haiku about a frog:

Wet amphibian,
Gulps, blinks and flicks out his tongue
To snatch a black fly.

Writing haikus encourages children to think about syllables, but also to think very carefully about their word choices – it may be that one word has too many syllables and does not fit, so they have to think of a new, similar word that fits the given criteria.

Another poetic form based on syllable number is the limerick (the first, second and fifth lines rhyme and have the same number of syllables, usually eight or nine).

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Syllable Games | Classroom Strategies

As students progress in their literacy understanding, they move from reading and writing single syllable words (often with consonant-vowel-consonant constructions) to reading and writing multisyllabic words. Instruction focused on teaching students about syllables often focuses on teaching different types of syllables (open and closed) and what occurs when syllables join together within a word.

How to use: Individually With small groups Whole class setting

More phonological awareness strategies

Why teach about syllables?

  • Dividing words into parts, or "chunks" helps speed the process of decoding.
  • Knowing the rules for syllable division can students read words more accurately and fluently.
  • Understanding syllables can also help students learn to spell words correctly.



Watch: Drumming Out Syllables

Students use a drum or tambourine to take turns drumming out the syllables in their names or other words. See the lesson plan.

This video is published with permission from the Balanced Literacy Diet. See many more related how-to videos with lesson plans in the Phonemic Awareness section.

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Marker activity

This activity, from our article How Now Brown Cow: Phoneme Awareness Activities, is an example of how to teach students to use a marker (i.e., token) to count syllables.

The marker activity often used for word counting can be adapted for use in counting syllables. Teachers can provide each child with tokens and two or three horizontally connected boxes drawn on a sheet of paper. The children place a token in each box from left to right as they hear each syllable in a word.

Multisyllabic manipulation

This example includes several activities and a chart of multisyllabic words. One specific activity from this page is the Multisyllabic Words Manipulation Game. Teachers can divide words from reading selections into syllables, write each syllable on a note card and display the syllables in jumbled order. Have students arrange the syllables to form the words.

Multisyllabic words manipulation >

Clapping games

Associating syllables with a beat can help students to better learn the concept of syllables within words. Here's a clapping game to help young learners understand about dividing words into syllables.

Basic words clapping game >

Using mirrors

The following link includes information on introductory activities such as using mirrors for teaching students about syllables. Information is also provided about the different syllable spelling patterns.

Using a mirror to understand syllables >

Jumping syllables

This activity teaches student to separate words into syllables. Students move syllables around to create new "silly" words which gives them practice manipulating different sounds.

Jumping syllables >

Find many more syllable activities developed by the Florida Center for Reading Research.

Differentiated instruction

for second language learners, students of varying reading skill, and for younger learners

  • Use pictures instead of words in activities for younger and lower level readers
  • Include auditory and hands-on activities (i. e., clapping hands, tapping the desk, or marching in place to the syllables in children's names)
  • Include a writing activity for more advanced learners.

See the research that supports this strategy

Adams, M., Foorman, B., Lundberg, I., & Beeler, T. (2004). Phonemic Activities for the Preschool or Elementary Classroom.

Ellis, E. (1997). How Now Brown Cow: Phoneme Awareness Activities.

Moats, L. & Tolman, C. (2008). Six Syllable Types.

Children's books to use with this strategy

Island: A Story of the Galápagos

By: Jason Chin

Genre: Nonfiction

Age Level: 6-9

Reading Level: Independent Reader

Young readers will explore the evolving terrain and animals of the Galápagos in this nonfiction picture book. Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain? Thoroughly researched and filled with intricate and beautiful paintings by award-winning author and artist Jason Chin.

Where Else in the Wild? More Camouflaged Creatures Concealed & Revealed 

By: David Schwartz

Age Level: 3-6

Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Close-up, full color photographs of camouflaged creatures and a variety of poems ask readers to examine the image while learning about characteristics. A gatefold opens to provide additional information. (This may appeal to children who like "real" things.)


By: Andrew Clements

Age Level: 6-9

Reading Level: Independent Reader

The picture book story of a dog who finds a home is told in completely (and surprisingly successfully) using haiku.

Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems)

By: Linda Sue Park

Genre: Poetry

Age Level: 6-9

Reading Level: Independent Reader

Like haiku, sijo – a little known, brief poetic form from Korea – looks at everyday activities from breakfast to the weather. Sophisticated illustrations complement the seemingly simple language to delight readers and listeners.


Logic charades. How to break the word shock into syllables online. Questions for New Year's competitions, games, quizzes


about - t r i - with e - n and - e This script allows you to divide words into syllables. Remember that the rules for separating words into syllables and the rules for hyphenation are different rules.

1. There are sounds of different audibility in Russian: vowels are more sonorous than consonants. It is vowels that form syllables, are syllable-forming. A syllable is one sound or several sounds pronounced with one expiratory push of air: vo-yes, na-y-ka.
There are as many syllables in a word as there are vowels.
Consonants are non-syllabic. When pronouncing a word, consonants "stretch" to vowels, forming a syllable together with vowels.

2. A syllable may consist of one sound (and then it is necessarily a vowel) or several sounds (in this case, in addition to the vowel, there is a consonant or a group of consonants in the syllable): rim - o-bo-doc; country - country; night light - night light; miniature - mi-ni-a-tu-ra. If a syllable consists of two or more sounds, then it must begin with a consonant.

3. Syllables can be open or closed.
An open syllable ends in a vowel: water, country.
A closed syllable ends in a consonant: sleep, liner.
There are more open syllables in Russian. Closed syllables are usually observed at the end of a word: no-chnik (the first syllable is open, the second is closed), o-bo-dok (the first two syllables are open, the third is closed).
In the middle of a word, a syllable, as a rule, ends in a vowel, and a consonant or a group of consonants after a vowel usually goes to the next syllable: no-chnik, announcer.
In the middle of a word, closed syllables can form only unpaired voiced consonants [th], [p], [p'], [l], [l'], [m], [m'], [n], [n' ] (sonorous): may-ka, Sonya-ka, so-scrap-ka.

4. Sometimes two consonants can be written in a word, but one sound, for example: get rid of [izh: yt ']. Therefore, in this case, two syllables are distinguished: i-live . The division into parts from-live corresponds to the rules of word hyphenation, and not to division into syllables.
The same can be traced on the example of the verb to leave, in which the combination of consonants зж sounds like one sound [Ж:]; so the division into syllables will be - y-e-squeeze , and the division of the word to carry is leave-reap .
Errors are especially often observed when singling out syllables from verb forms ending in -tsya, -tsya.
The division curl-sya, presses-sya is a division into parts for transfer, and not a division into syllables, since in such forms the combination of letters ts, ts sounds like one sound [ts].
When dividing into syllables, the combinations of the letters ts, ts go entirely to the next syllable: vi-tsya, squeezes.

5. When combining several consonants in the middle of a word: two identical consonants necessarily go to the next syllable: o-leak, yes; two or more consonants usually go to the next syllable: sha-pka, equal. The exception is consonant combinations in which the first is an unpaired voiced (sonorant): the letters p, p, l, l, m, m, n, n, y: mark-ka, dawn-ka, bul-ka, stel-ka, lady-ka, ban-ka, ban-ka, lay-ka.

Syllabic charades are a simplified version of letter charades. The meaning of the charade is to guess the blitz riddle and, from the first syllables of the riddle words, compose the answer to the whole charade.

The first syllable from the booth barks,
They put the second bouquet in a syllable,
And put it together - it flies in the darkness
And the light does not like the sun.
(Owl: dog, vase )

The first syllable is the limb of an octopus,
The second syllable is with a snout,
And all together - a barracuda,
Only found in the river.
(Pike: tentacle, wild boar )

The first syllable shines in the sky,
The second syllable is a weaver insect,
And add these two syllables
And you will see a dot the size of a ball.
(Magnifier: moon, spider )

The first syllable is a colored arc,
The second syllable is an iron horse,
And everything together surrounds
Canvas, even the size of a field, even the size of a palm.
(Frame: rainbow, car )

The first syllable - sweetness from berries,
They wear the second syllable at home,
Together - white hairiness
And sometimes sterile.
(Wadding: jam, slippers )

The first syllable is red, like a flame,
The beach hat is the second,
Together - a tree with flowers,
What attracts a swarm of bees.
(Linden: fox, panama )

The first syllable is a milky dessert,
The second syllable is a trousers holder,
And everything is together day and night
Beats against everything around.
(Sea: ice cream, belt )

The first syllable is an elegant chest;
(Lava: chest, vanilla )

The first syllable is just a note,
And the second syllable is the crew,
Let's add it up and get water,
What flows to the sea already.
(River: re, carriage )

The first syllable is put on the legs,
Damp where the second syllable is,
And all together along the road
Rushing after the daring troika.
(Sled: boots, lowland )

The first syllable - six melodious strings,
The second syllable is in red clusters,
All together the mighty athlete
Lifted up with one hand.
(Girya: guitar, mountain ash )

The first syllable of the queen is worn,
The second syllable is salted fat,
And everything is woven together
And lies on the shoulder.
(Scythe: crown, fat )

The first syllable in fruit puree,
The second syllable rushes through the snow,
Put them together, you will get the word,
What is toothy, but silent.
(Pitchfork: vitamins, skis )

The first syllable hides the face,
The second syllable is the house of the clam,
And everything together illuminates
the Way to go there later.
(Headlight: veil, shell )

The first syllable stands in the middle of the field,
The syllable of the second “Kva-kva!” sings,
And all together a lot of pain
Will cause if it hits.
(Bullet: scarecrow, frog )

The first syllable is baked from dough,
The second syllable blooms in the meadow,
Put them together, and what is together,
There are those who are all in fluff.
(Feather: cookies, chamomile )

The first syllable on the tops of the waves,
Squeeze out the second syllable,
And put it together, and there are shells
You can sometimes find it.
(Sand: foam, juice )

The first syllable is found in the treasures,
The second syllable is the brother of the camel,
Together everything is by the stove in the hearth,
How the logs burn out.
(Ash: gold, lama )

The first syllable in the bee's belly,
The second syllable gives us wool,
And all together - not a frog,
But it looks like one.
(Toad: sting, ram )

The first syllable is playing with the board,
The second syllable will grind the cheese,
Together they will dig the tunnel,
Becoming blacker than the night itself.
(Miner: chess, grater )

The first syllable is a badge for the sound,
The type of biscuit is the second syllable,
And all together he wears trousers
And he runs after the children.
(Leg: note, biscuit )

The first syllable with a tail and a mane,
The second flies from the poplars,
And all together proudly
Has grown over the grass.
(Burdock: horse, down )

The first syllable is a feathered predator,
The second syllable is light on a stick,
If someone is looking for a lie down,
There is no better place in the world.
(Sofa: falcon, torch )

The first syllable - almost soundless,
The ledge of the roof - the second syllable,
All together - the catch is not the best,
But floating and alive.
(Tina: silence, canopy )

Another type of word play is called charade. The components of the charade are separate small words, which add up to a larger word. For a riddle-charade, a description of each part of it is given, and then the meaning of the whole word. And the word is not always broken into syllables.

The word "charade" comes from the French "charade" - the word to be found. This last word-guess is divided into parts that have an independent meaning. Each part of the main word is usually also encrypted in poetic lines.

Charades are described in ancient literature, and they flourished in the salon culture of the 17th-18th centuries, and then disappeared from literature, remaining only as a game.

Here, for example, how the word “sail” can be encoded in poetry:

Three letters flutter like clouds,

Two are visible on a man’s face,

And the whole sometimes turns white “In the fog of the blue sea.”

Here are more examples of riddle words for charades: ox-window, caramel, par-mustache, grape-grad, boy-cat.

Perhaps you yourself will try to come up with tasks for them? Just keep in mind that not any words are used for charades, but nouns in the nominative case.

The beginning is called a tree,

The end is my readers,

Here in the book there is a whole,

And in every line there are them.

( Answer : "Letters".)

I exclaim the first syllable in surprise,

I remove the second syllable from the bookshelf,

When the first unites with the second,

Then the smallest particle will be obtained.

( Answer : "A-tom".)

Part of the dance - my first syllable,

Wine - my second syllable,

On the whole they transport

Across the river tow.

( Answer : "Pa-rom".)

My first syllable is a preposition,

In the second we will live all summer,

And the whole from us and you

It has been waiting for an answer for a long time.

( Answer : "Problem-dacha".)

The end is at the bottom of the pond,

And the whole is in the museum

You can easily find it.

( Answer : "Painting".)

You will find the first syllable among the notes,

And the second - the bull carries.

If you want to find the whole,

So look for it on the way.

( Answer : "Road-horn".)

My beginning is in lead,

Both in silver and steel,

And the ships at my end

Yesterday they stopped at the pier.

And if you are friendly with me,

Persistent in training,

You will be in the cold, in rain and heat

Hardy and dexterous.

( Answer : "S-port".)

You will find my first syllable then,

When water boils in the cauldron,

Pronoun - the second syllable,

But in general - your school table.

( Answer : "Par-ta".)

From the squeak of birds - take my first syllable,

The second - from a ram's head.

Open the oven and find

Something that you have eaten more than once.

( Answer : "Pie-horn".)

The note is my first syllable,

Put a preposition next to it

And, having solved the riddle to the end,

You will get a facial expression.

( Answer : "Mi-na".)

You remember the measure of area at the beginning -

You undoubtedly studied it at school.

The five letters that follow are inspired,

They cannot live without dance, music and the stage.

Weapon eyes on the exhibits,

You will find the answer in the historical museum.

( Answer : "Ar-ballet".)

Here it is - the first syllable.

The letter is at the end, opens the alphabet.

It's a pity there is no answer: there was, but the answer slipped away.

( Answer : “Pro-page-a”.)

From paper - the very first syllable.

You could pour sugar into it.

The second one measures information or

The musical style shows us...

The whole word is like a somersault,

You could see it in the circus.

( Answer : "Kul-bit".)

At the beginning - a series of actions,

But - not walking or riding.

Then comes the vowel here,

And then - vice versa.

The answer is the beast hippopotamus.

You must say otherwise.

( Answer : "Run-e-mot".)

Find the disease-infection,

And add a letter - immediately

The new word is ready.

Ships have this word.

( Answer : “I am measles.”)

You take the name of the fish soup,

Add the letter “M” to the beginning,

Immediately familiar to everyone and everyone

An insect will appear in the answer.

( Answer : "M-uh".)

The first is a note, the second is a game,

The whole will meet at the carpenter.

( Answer : "Do-lotto".)

The first syllable - the river is called,

Is on the ship - the second,

Well, the whole is given

In honor of the military victory.

( Answer : "Sal-yut".)

Pronoun, preposition,

Between them - the name of the poet,

And the whole - a well-known fruit,

What ripens at the end of summer.

( Answer : "I-block-o".)

Everyone knows my first syllable -

It always happens in classes.

We will add a union to it,

We will put a tree behind.

To know the whole,

The city should be named.

( Answer : “Chalk-and-poplar”.)

You will find my beginning in the field,

You learned the second and third at school,

When there was a grammar lesson,

One of them is a union,

Another - suggestion.

Then, with some effort, you will

Find the tree's name.

And in general - the name of the hero city,

Whose battle glory we are proud of.

( Answer : "Sev-a-s-poplar".)

The first is a note, the second is the same,

In general, it looks like a pea.

( Answer : "F-sol".)

Look for the first syllable in the dance,

The second two - a number and a preposition,

And we call people whole,

Ready to give their lives in battle

For the good of their Motherland.

( Answer: "Pa-tri-ot".)

My first syllable is a large stack of papers.

The Japanese from the second drive vodka.

In general, trees are slimmer

Not a single alley knows.

( Answer : "Kipa-rice".)

The first syllable shines from the wall,

The rider rushes on the second,

And the third (who would have thought?)

We will find in the Slavic alphabet.

On the whole he is unpleasant,

He is pursued by the law.

( Answer: "Bra - horse - er".)

My first syllable is a preposition,

Consent is a sign - my second syllable,

My third syllable is an evil fate,

All together - on a holiday we receive.

( Answer : "Sub-a-rock".)

The first syllable for measuring the circle is needed,

The second two together mean "age".

In general - firearms,

It would be better if a person did not own them.

( Answer : Pi-hundred-years.)

Geographic charades

You will find the capital of one of the republics of Russia in the letter and in the note.

2. My first syllable is a sea animal. He is sometimes hunted down. And the interjection - the second All - the state, but what?

3. Interjection - the first syllable. Among the birds, look for the second Third - the letter. In the Urals I flow like a river.

4. To show my skill,

Let's think with you

My first syllable is a pronoun,

The name of the forest is the second syllable

And at the end (be brave!)

Let's take one consonant sound.

End of the charade! In a whole word

Let's call a well-known city.

5. Everyone knows the first syllable -

It always happens in classes,

We will add a union to it,

We will put a tree behind.

To find out the whole,

We need to name the city.

6. The first is a consonant, the second is a preposition, the third is a country in Africa, the whole is a republic in South America.


1. Wow. 2 Kit-ai 3 Chu-owl-ya 4. Vy-bor-g. 5 Chalk-and-poplar. 6. B-o-libya.

The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 1 and 2
● There is a sentry on the first one, the second one turns green in the forest.
And in general - as soon as it gets dark, you lie down, and your day of work is over.
● Dance step - the first syllable. All physical education is the second syllable. And in a charade, I encrypted the main document in one moment.
Level 3 and 4
● My first three letters are pronounced when the enemy mice are beckoned to you. The second three letters are brought into the house at Christmas, when they especially want to please children. And the whole is eaten.
● The first one is mooing, the second one is buzzing. The whole rests quietly on the head.
The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 5 and 6
● The first syllable is fabric for curtains. The second syllable is the master in it.
In these two syllables, my friend, I encoded a flower.
● First, a pointed iron rod, then a poet singing his poems to the guitar.
And now - an institution in the end, giving everyone money on bail.
The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 7 and 8
● At first, the citrus fruit is more sour than sour. And so I wrote down the whole hell for that fruit later.
And the famous fizzy sweet drink turned out.
● It helps inside the body, but if we add a vowel to it at the end, it will immediately become a confectionery product, which we offer guests for tea.
The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 9 and 10
● The first syllable is a school mark, a low voice will echo behind it, at the end - a union, by no means rare.
And together, as a meat product, there is.
● When we add the belonging of all cats to precipitation, we get units for measuring angles.
The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 11 and 12
● If you take a pronoun and add an ear tip, it will become an indentation on my sister's cheek.
● If we put an evil grandmother to a small place on a large deep river, we immediately imagine a beggar.
The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 13 and 14
● Which close relative immediately appears when a dance move is made twice in a row?
● What will grow on the face if performers of their own songs are floundering near the floating watermark?
The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 15 and 16
● Our first syllable - there is nothing more dangerous, it can explode inadvertently.
The second - a graceful pirouette, and together - a lot of people.
● The first syllable for measuring a circle is needed. The two second together mean a century.
In general - a firearm, it would be better if a person did not own it.
The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 17 and 18
● The car fits here in two syllables. The title of nobility fit into a syllable. And together - the signature.
● First a cross, and then a ford, and the result is a flower - a fruit.
The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 19 and 20
● At the beginning of a word - a cliff, a ravine. Then - on the envelope a postal sign.
In general, the place where merchants brought their goods in Russia.
● The name of which city is made up of a bird and an animal?
The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 21 and 22
● What does a red-haired cunning animal turn into when electric charges start moving through it?
● You will add an excuse to the building, but in general you will melt the ore.
The game "Riddles Rebus Charades": the answer to the section "CHARADES" Level 23 and 24
● The first syllable in the word is poison. The second is a herd of bees without a letter on the right.
Whole cannons were fired in the old days, and now - for sports equipment!
● First - deuce, then - a man, he has a high title and rank.
And the whole word is a designation that divides education into doses.

We all know about the benefits of solving riddles for children and adults. These entertaining puzzles are an excellent simulator for developing intelligence, expanding vocabulary and improving a huge number of useful skills. In addition, solving riddles is an unusually exciting activity that can captivate boys and girls of different ages for a long time and make them compete with each other.

A special place among the riddles for children and adults is occupied by charades - a kind of puzzles composed in poetic form. Although charades can be simple, in the vast majority of cases they are incredibly difficult to guess, which is very popular with those who like to train their intelligence.

What is a charade?

A charade is a verbal entertainment that presents a small riddle in the form of poetry or prose. Moreover, the answer to such a riddle may consist of one or more words, depending on the complexity of the charade and the nature of its compilation.

In most cases, in the charade one rather long word is guessed, which can be divided into several parts. Each of these parts is another word, mostly monosyllabic. To solve a charade, you need to break it into several riddles, determine the answer to each of them, and then add these parts together.

Meanwhile, charades can be somewhat different. In particular, in such a riddle, a pair of words can be guessed that differ in one letter or in any other way. In this case, the text of the charade will contain an explanation of each of these words, as well as an indication of one or more differences between them.

Charades are an extremely exciting and useful entertainment that helps to expand vocabulary, develop ingenuity, and with the help of these interesting puzzles, you can arrange a fun competition between children of the same age or family members. In this case, charades will additionally contribute to the development and improvement of socialization skills, as well as the rallying of the children's team.

Children's charades with answers

For children who are just getting acquainted with these peculiar riddles, even the simplest charades may seem too complicated. That is why, before playing this game with a child, he needs to explain in an accessible way what exactly it is.

For the best understanding, the text of the first charades should be written in large block letters and accompanied by simple drawings illustrating the hidden words. As a first experiment, charades are best suited in which not one, but 2 words are guessed, for example:

There is a small word

From just one syllable.

And in the word that, inside,

Change "U" to "I",

And instantly a bird

Turns into a fish. (Lun - Lin)

This word

This is what it means:

With "I" -

Health depresses.

And change "I"

Starting with the letter "O" -

He gives health

One hundred percent. (Alcohol - Sport)

Classic charades, in which only one word is guessed, for beginners should not include more than two parts. In most cases, the length of the searched word in such riddles is from 6 to 8 letters. In particular, the following verbal tasks are suitable for younger students:

You will find my first syllable when

When water drips into the droplet.

Pronoun - second syllable,

And in general - your school table. (Steam + Ta = Desk)

On the first is a sentry,

The second green in the forest,

And in general - only getting dark,

You will lie down and your working day is over. (Lent + Spruce = Bed)

My first syllable is a preposition,

The second is a summer house,

And the whole, sometimes, is difficult to solve. (For + Dacha = Task)

The beginning of the word is forest,

The end is a poem,

And the whole grows,

Although not a plant. (Bor + Oda = Beard)

End - at the bottom of the pond.

A whole in the museum

You will find it without difficulty. (Kar + Tina = Picture)

Complicated charades with answers

In more complex charades, 3 or more parts are already connected. Here, prepositions, pronouns and musical signs are much more common, which are quite difficult to explain in the text of the riddle. Such charades are perfect for organizing a small competition between bored guys or in the company of adults.

In addition, in order to solve such riddles, children often have to be combined into groups of several people, since one student cannot cope with them. Try to offer your child the following charades with answers, which are also suitable for a fun company:

With chalk at grandfather Seryozha the loafer

Painted the entire fence on Monday.

He painted the upper part of the face.

And Seryozha wrote after that

A letter that looks a lot like a hoop.

Marsh swamp, without any rules there,

In essence, who is he, Seryozha, such. (Forehead + O + Shaking = Lobotryas)

You will find me at the bottom of the blue sea.

And in me from beginning to end

Two prepositions and three "tsa". (U + S + Three + Tsa = Oyster)

First, dancing until you drop in the palace

And the first letter after that, and at the end

The dog that was the first in space.

What a very glorious deed!

Charade written out exactly. Here is the result:

I was able to hide a musical instrument in it. (Bal + A + Laika = Balalaika)

I thought and wrote down in a charade:

At first, a large and friendly team,

Who can sing any tune.

He is something like a jackdaw, a nightingale,

But only without a letter at the beginning,

So that you all know the island on the Dnieper. (Khor + (P) Titsa \u003d Khortitsa)

What is rhythm - the concept of rhythm in music, why is it needed

Performance of a musical composition is impossible without rhythm. This is the basis without which it is impossible to compose and reproduce a melody. Music is not complete without rhythm, but it exists outside of any composition. Various rhythms are observed in the surrounding world: the heartbeat, the work of mechanisms, the fall of water drops.

Rhythm is not only the prerogative of music; it is in demand in other areas of art.

The general concept of rhythm in music

This term refers to the precise organization of musical sounds in time. A pause and a long piece of music alternate between themselves. Each note is played for a specified amount of time. It combines with other notes to form a rhythmic pattern.

There is no specific quantity in music that would measure the duration of a note. So this characteristic is relative: for each subsequent note, the sound is shorter or longer than the previous one, several times - 2, 4, and so on.

The meter is responsible for the internal organization of the rhythm. The total time of the notes is divided into beats, which are weak or strong. The latter are accentuated, that is, they are played with greater force - this is how a musical beat is obtained.

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Where else can you find it

Rhythm is not only a musical concept. It is subject to various processes occurring in the surrounding world.

Rhythm in versification

This concept is found in literary and folklore works. The verse is not complete without rhythm, which organizes speech in such a way that it is ordered and alternated according to the laws of versification. Thanks to rhythm, stressed and unstressed syllables, or, respectively, rhythmically strong and rhythmically weak, replace each other in verse.

Literary theory defines several systems of versification based on a certain rhythm:

Syllabic - the line contains the same number of syllables.

Tonic - the number of unstressed syllables is indefinite, and the stressed ones are repeated.

Syllabo-tonic - syllables and stress are in equal numbers. Stressed syllables are repeated in succession.

Natural rhythms

There are many different rhythms in nature. Biological, physical, astronomical and other phenomena arise with a certain sequence. Day turns to night, after summer comes autumn, there is a new moon and a full moon. In living beings, after certain time intervals, wakefulness or sleep occurs.

Answers to questions

1. What is musical rhythm? This is the organization in time of a piece of music.
2. What forms the rhythm? Sequential alternation of pauses and sound durations.
3. Is it possible to fix the rhythm in musical notation? Yes. Rhythm is indicated by notes.
4. Are meter and rhythm the same in music? No, these are related concepts, but they have different meanings. A meter is a sequential change in weak and strong beats at any tempo.
5. Do rhythm and tempo differ? Yes. The category of tempo in music is not definitively defined, but it denotes the rate at which metric units change. That is, it is the speed of the performance of a musical composition.
6. What is poetic rhythm? This is an alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables, which are called rhythmically strong or rhythmically weak.
7. What characterizes the rhythm? Changing the order of sounds, their duration and other characteristics in a piece of music.
8. What is a beat in music? This is a concept that refers to the meter, that is, its unit. The measure begins with a strong beat and ends with a weak beat, then everything repeats again.

Interesting facts

The ancient Greeks did not have the concept of musical rhythm, but there was poetic and dance rhythm.

A work can exist without meter, since it is an abstract concept, but not without rhythm, which is a physical quantity: it can be measured.

Since the rhythm includes a time component, we can say that music and time are interconnected. Melody cannot exist outside of time.

To measure musical time, there is a conventional unit - the pulse. They call it a sequence of short beats that are played with the same force.

Instead of output

Musical rhythm is the basis of composition.

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