Mrs. Thorp, a recently retired third grade teacher and author of the blog--Mrs. Thorp's Third Grade Blog--at mrsthorp.com, shows parents how to help your child learn how to make new words.

The game involves parents picking a mystery word, using those letters to make smaller words, with a vowel and a consonant, and then end with the final word.

It's a great way to learn and involves a bag of letters from the dollar store or Scrabble game and it can be lots of fun.

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