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"The Reading Game" Review and Giveaway

The first book in The Reading Game learn-to-read series tells the story of a skunk without a stripe who is rejected by the other skunks but finds acceptance among some cats and becomes their defender.  It’s told in rhyme, is beautifully illustrated, and is 32 pages long.  It will be the first book the student reads, and there are five more to follow in this groundbreaking learn to read program.

Each of The Reading Game's six stories is told using just thirty new words.  These are broken down into six sets of five words.  The student learns to read each set of five words by playing a simple word matching game.  Frequent exposure through play hard wires these words into long-term memory.  Rote learning is transformed into a fast-paced game with a winner every few seconds.

After completing Skunk, Game 1, the student has learned five words (can, cat, is, me, not).  Playing Game 2 adds an additional five words (sad, she, stay, this, with). The student is then shown the picture flashcard relating to the two game sets he/she has just played. This stage helps the child transition from the stand alone words learned in game play to short sentences and phrases.  This stage also introduces capitalization and punctuation.

It’s important that the tutor move on only after the student has demonstrated proficiency in the words already covered.  Some students will take a little longer; a few may take a lot longer; but ANYONE CAN LEARN TO READ.  It’s not hard to persevere when the learning process is fun!

The Reading Game includes six decks of matching word playing cards, six sets of picture flashcards, six beautifully illustrated story books, & a Teacher and Parent's Guide
Ages 4 and  Up        2 or More Players

My  Review:
As a special education teacher I enjoy finding new resources to use at home with my kids and at school with my students.   I haven't taken this game to school yet since I currently am teaching good readers at the moment...but I do think that it will come in handy in the years to come when I have a struggling reader.   

I have an almost 4 year old and his older sister who is 7 sure likes to play the mommy role... or should I say teacher role.   As soon as I opened this package my daughter was so joyful to begin "teaching" her brother.   I had explain a few things so I let them first play matching with the words.  My four year old had fun searching for the matching words as his older sister read the words and asked him to repeat them.   Since he has struggled with speech this was already a great start to getting him to say random words and phrases as he repeated his sister.   

The idea behind "The Reading Game" is repetition and repetition in a fun and exciting way.  Sight words is a part of most schools teaching for reading and this set is DOLCH words, my school is currently using FRY words but there are many words that do overlap the two lists.  Each of the stories adds more words to keep working on building the sight word base.  The stories are basic and again the words are repeating to work on memorizing the sight words. 

If you are looking for a fun yet educational way to encourage your child or student to read then give "The Reading Game" a try.   It will help build self esteem while teaching sight words that will keep kids attention.  

I still have more work or should I say playing with my son to do before he is reading but right now I am pretty happy he is repeating the words and able to match the word cards and identify the letters.  He is a little to young to push reading onto but I can say that this is going to be a great supplement to reading when he is in Kindergarten learning to read.  

"The Reading Game" has received many awards!   I received this game for free in exchange for an honest review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are 100% mine.  

Please enter the giveaway to win "The Reading Game"  a $34.95 value by using the easy rafflecopter form below.  

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Anonymous said…
My oldest is a struggling reader. We let him pick the books that he likes and we lowered his level of reading so he can work his way up.
Sue Hull said…
My 6 yr old niece doesn't like to read so I pick fun books I know she likes and have her read them to me when she comes to visit.Thank you for the chance :)
Dianna said…
When we go off to the library we try some of the audio books with the book to follow along, also we try the first readers that always gives a list of the site words at the end of the book. We have been trying the new DVD that read along with the very short movie storey
Unknown said…
I teach regular and special education students. We review sounding out words using sound cards and our fingers. We spend a lot of time reviewing sight/MCW. Then I allow the students to use the pictures to help them understand what they are reading. We use YouTube for sings and reading sentences.
Peggy said…
I teach First Grade and would like to try this game and have parents play at home. Thanks!

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