Congrats to Natalie of Mouse Grows Mouse Learns! She and her daughter are the winners of this weeks “Learning to Read Sight Words” Game! Thanks to all who have participated!
We just discovered Erudition! It is a game designed to help early readers memorize common site words. We were given a copy to play and one to giveaway to you, our readers!
Erudution has over 280 word cards. They say that 50% of all written text uses the words on those cards. The game also comes with a set of alphabet cards, which I loved, it allowed my not-quite reading little fella join in the learning fun. The words are broken up into different reading levels so beginners can play with kids who are more advanced. The game board has a town theme which my son enjoyed (he’s really into firetrucks and trains right now, both of which are on the board).
How did we like the game?
I love how Erudition has a wide range of kids that can use and learn from it. I had to separate the “beginner words” though, my daughter refuses to try five letter words. She won’t even attempt to guess them. So I had to weed out a few colors and words like, “there” which were included in the beginner level. I liked how the cards were initially in alphabetical order! This meant that we could work on phonics at the same time that we learned site words. The game board was okay, but the real investment comes from the words. Each word has the definition written below it – I used that to help my daughter guess what the word was. The alphabet letter cards have examples of the letter being used in a word, both at the beginning of a word and in the middle of a word. So often curriculum programs focus on the first letter, I appreciated that! We’ll need a bit of practice playing games as the kids got confused with the rolling, choosing a card, who was going, etc. I didn’t realize I haven’t taught them “game skills” – yikes. I can see this game being enjoyed by preschoolers through second graders!
Here are some ways you can win your own copy of this sight word game:
- Leave a comment telling me another game that your kids enjoy playing
- Find another post and leave a comment including the word “Erudition”
- Follow Quirky Momma on Facebook or Twitter (or RSS, email, etc.) Let me know!
- Tell someone about this – be creative it can be a blog post, tweet, facebook posting, forum comment, etc.
P.S. As my little fella was super sick these last few days, I was late in posting this. The Erudition contest will end next Saturday (instead of the typical Thrusday) – thanks to all for your patience and understanding!