Thursday, October 22, 2015

Three of the Best Reading Games for Little Learners

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I am a HUGE supporter of early reading and comprehension. The sooner kids take an interest in books and learning the better because there are SO many youngsters nowadays who shy away from classic reading fun in favor of video games and cellphones. How sad.

Hopefully, the following reading games will capture the attention of your kiddo, inspiring them to pick up a few books for fun-reading at their next opportunity. Literacy is an amazing and important lifelong skill.

Now that I have covered my spiel… the following three among the best reading games for kids are what I would consider the top picks for all ages.

This is fun that entire families can partake in, beginning with a spark of passion for wanting to learn how to read, write, and understand.


Zingo Sight Words Game

Putting a reading spin on Bingo—this reading game uses basic sight words to teach kiddos how to recognize, spell, read, and comprehend on a kindergarten to first grade level.

There are pop-out cards known as Zingo cards that players have to catch for their boards. When they read the sight word correctly, they get to find the same word on their Zingo board.

Just like Bingo—kids have to get a row of covered words to win before calling out ZINGO.


Boggle Jr. Game

Boggle has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. I used to play it with my mother and grandmother—both reading and English whizzes who taught me everything I know about developing a passion for reading and learning.

This particular game has been scaled down for toddlers and reading beginners.

Kids use little cards to match letter cubes to the pictures and spell entire words. When players perfectly coordinate their words with the picture cards, they win the game.


Scrabble Junior Game

Another AWESOME favorite of mine…OF ALL TIME—this Junior version of Scrabble has two levels of reading game time.

The first way to play is basic. Players use letter tiles to make basic sight words in weaving patterns to earn the most points. The second way to play is simpler for beginning readers.

The board flips to reveal pre-spelled words, and kids have to match up their letter tiles to spell the same words.

Players can also create their own point systems for new ways to play the game.


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