While attending the EdExpo Conference in Atlanta this February, I had the opportunity to learn about new educational products hitting the market later this year. One of those products, The Reading Game, caught my eye. I knew this would be a great learning tool for my little guy. If there’s one thing I’ve learned now that I’m a mom of two boys, is that all kids are different – even if they’re from the same family!
I received product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine alone.
The Reading Game
L is a hands-on learner. He enjoys constructing, building, and art-related projects. Now that he’s four, I wanted to sneak in some resourceful learning, while still having fun. The Reading Game is an award-winning game that incorporates a matching word game with flashcards and books.
It’s a step-by-step process where the child begins by matching a set of 5 words in deck 1 of the Skunk Series, once the child has confidently learned those words, you move onto set 2 of the same series. You then use the corresponding flashcards for Skunk Series 1-2, which are 2 complete sentences of the words the child has learned to read through the matching game. The child then moves onto sets 3 & 4, learning new words and reads the sentences for that corresponding flashcard, and so on. Once the child confidently learns all 6 rounds of words in the series, they can read the Skunk Series book that is 32 pages long!
L is currently on the Skunk Series 3 memory cards and will soon be moving onto cards 4 from the series. If played daily for roughly 10 minutes a day, your child can quickly move through the series and be reading in no time!
Here’s a quick video of L reading the flashcard for Skunk Series 1-2. You can see by the look on his face just how proud he is to be learning to read!
This reading program is exactly what you expect – a reading game. It’s fun while being educational. Once your child completes the series of 6 books included with The Reading Game they will be able to successfully read 180 words, many of them Dolch and High Frequency words!
The Reading Game is geared towards children 4 and up and requires 2 people, whether that’s a parent, tutor, teacher, or older sibling who knows how to read. I am really impressed with the program and think it is a great way to get young kids excited about reading. The steps are easy to maneuver through, and best of all your child will feel confident they can read!
Where to Buy – The Reading Game can be found at Teacher or Learning Stores near you and amazon.com!
If you are a parent or teacher who is looking for reading games for kids, I highly recommend The Reading Game.