It's always nice to make learning fun with your kids. Lately I've been able to take the weekly list of sight words my 5-year old daughter brings home from Kindergarten and focus on them while we play the Zingo, Sight Words game from ThinkFun.
Zingo, Sight Words "is a fun and interactive word game that brings fast-paced excitement and learning to the classic game of Bingo. Players learn to quickly recognize and read sight words, which are words with spelling that is not always straightforward. Sight words are the most frequently used words in the English language and make up about 50-75% of all written material. Learning and mastering sight words is a key step in becoming a successful, fluent reader. The sight words used in this game have been specifically selected by leading educators as the most fundamental for reading development."
I really like this game. It is a great combination of educational learning and fun! The game helps strengthen focus and attention, fine motor skills, social play, and even speech. It's amazing how much my daughter has improved from the first time playing it to now. She just keeps grasping the words better and better, which is amazing to see. She also enjoys taking a break from her homework to do a game, which is a perk as well. I would highly recommend this to parents with Pre-K through 2nd grade age children because it is a great learning tool and toy for the home!
Daily Puzzle from ThinkFun. The puzzle is just a small little brain teaser made up of 10 tiles which you flip, stack, and rotate to form today's date. It's something fun you can put on your desk to give yourself a fun little daily challenge as well as a break from the day. I actually thought it was kind of hard at first, but am now finally starting to get the hang of it. Plus thinking of how it is 365 puzzles in one is kind of amazing.
You can purchaseThinkFun's Zingo, Sight Words and Daily Puzzle from Amazon.com or from their website