Most people know how to play the traditional version of Hangman. But what about kids who aren't yet master spellers?

Neal plays a variation suitable for pre-writers. "We play it like 20 Questions - I would think of something, and my son would have to think of yes-or-no questions to guess what it was," she says. "Each time he got a no answer, I'd add another part to the Hangman figure."[/b]