At the risk of being redundant, I’d like to highlight one more of Peggy Kaye’s Game books. I’ve already reviewed Games for Math and Games for Writing here at The Curriculum Choice. All three books are similar in format, but I’ve found each of them to be of such great value that I just had to share Games for Reading with you.
Games for Reading: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Read
Games are a wonderful way to spice up any reading method or curriculum. Children love to play, and fun games can take the drudgery out of drill. Plus, games are a great pastime when it’s too hot to go outside!
Games for Reading contains seventy-six games that cover nearly every skill needed for reading. Although they are aimed at beginning readers, meaning 1st through 3rd graders, these games are valuable for proficient readers too.
The games are organized into four parts:
- Part 1 – Games to improve sight vocabulary
- Part 2 – Games that develop phonics/sounding out skills
- Part 3 – Games to strengthen reading comprehension
- Part 4 – Games to get children to love books and want to read!
If you’d like to check out some of these games, you can visit Peggy Kaye’s website to download samples from each of her books.
There are two additional Games books which I have not seen, Games for Learning and Games with Books. If anyone has used these, I’d be interested in hearing about them.
I hope that you and your children can get your hands on a copy of Games for Reading and have some fun playing and learning together!
More Reading Games
There are multiple levels of this game to choose from. There are 6 different ways to play, making it adaptable to many skill levels.
Zingo Sight Words is one of ThinkFun’s most popular and bestselling games, and is the winner of an ASTRA Best Toys for Kids Award, among others. It’s a fun pre-reading game for ages 4 and up that teaches children to recognize sight words.
This set features familiar sight words, photos and common punctuation on interlocking cards to build sentences, teach grammar and practice reading all in one fun activity. The 86-card set includes 55 word cards color-coded by parts of speech, 27 photo cards, and 4 punctuation cards. Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions and punctuation puzzle cards all make an appearance in this versatile reading set
Speak & spell is back and it’s just like you remember! One of the earliest computerized learning Systems from the 70S and 80S, speak & spell was the first educational toy designed to help children learn to spell over 200 commonly misspelled words using a speech synthesizer. Now, a whole new generation can enjoy this classic toy with friends and family for years to come. With multiple play modes and challenge levels, kids will have fun and learn at the same time! For ages 7 & up.
More Language Arts Fun
- Games for Writing: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Write
- Make Learning to Read Fun With The Reading Game
- Leap Frog Sing-Along Read-Along
- Word Games
More Learning Games
~ Originally published July 2010, written by Shannon