Help your child to learn the spelling of compound words with this engaging activity: take a piece of lined A4 paper and hold it portrait.  Fold both sides inwards so that the sides touch in the middle.  You will probably want to use two lines of the paper per word.  Write each half of the compound word on each flap, so that the whole word can be seen when the flaps are closed.  Inside, draw a picture to go with the word.  Look for lists of compound words on this website: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/grammar/compoundwords/