Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Reading Game--TOS Review


Super awesome resource in this one!  Our family likes anything that has the word 'game' in it though so we were ready for the challenge!  I really enjoyed getting this review, especially for our 6 year old-ALMOST-reader.  She was just as excited to get a review that was just for her...  :)


Ok- so here's the goods:

The Reading Game is a supplemental learn-to-read program that works along side most standard curriculums.  If you like stats, it also meets the criteria of the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts, Foundational skills, and Reading skills needed for both kindergarten and first graders.  The Reading Game has 6 illustrated storybooks: the Skunk, Snake, Bear, Penguins, Unicorn, and Zebra. Each book comes with a color coded  word matching card game. The memory games are played in six stages for each book, learning five words in each stage.  By the end of your first book your child/student will be able to read 30 words.  Yay!  
"Frequent exposure through play hard-wires these words into long-term memory. The card game requires two players, the student and a tutor.  By transforming rote learning into a fast paced game where there is a winner every few seconds, learning to read becomes fun."
The first story is told using just those thirty words. It tells of a skunk without a stripe who is rejected for being different but finds acceptance among a group of cats and becomes their defender. Each game thereafter adds another thirty words for a reading vocabulary of 180 words by the time the complete series is finished. The multi-sensory teaching approach (through the card game play and the storybooks) works well for retention and FUN for your child/student.


We're not all the way through the game yet but we're working our way to the end! There's nothing better than a child who's having fun learning...

You can score The Reading Game for yourself here, it retails for $24.95.  

To see what my fellow Crew Mates had to say about The Reading Game, visit the Homeschool Crew Blog to read more.

**Disclosure: My review and opinion written in this post is entirely my own. This product was provided to me for free in exchange for my review as a member of the 2011-2012 The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew.

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