Our recent review is on “The Reading Game” by the author of Wordly Wise Kenneth Hodkinson. My youngest is reading but struggles on a few smaller words… so I thought this might be good for her. She and middle monkey played this game a couple times a week over the last few weeks.
Overview of the game:
It is very similar to a Memory game. It comes with 6 stories, that have 30 new words for them to learn in it. Your child reads a story, and then plays the game with the cards that go along. They have a set of 5 words in one deck of cards, that they play a memory game with. Then once you go over those words and feel they have learned them, you move on to the next level.
- 6 Illustrated Story Books
- 6 Decks of matching cards (30 cards in each deck)
- Teacher & Parent Guides
I thought that it was a cute game concept. However, I’m not sure if memorizing them are the best way to learn. I’m still a bit skeptical that this sticks with them? However, I understand there are some words that just don’t sound out right.
Little Monkey and Middle Monkey, thought this game was fun. As they are a big fan of memory games as well. They had fun seeing which ones they could read the fastest, as they got a match.
I think this will be something we will use as a supplement to our reading program right now. I think this will bring in the fun, and break up the frustration right now.
If you are curious about how well they are doing, you can give your child a pre assessment and then again after they have been playing with it for awhile. You can get that here.
I think this game would be a good addition to any reading curriculum.
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*We were given this game in exchange for our honest opinion, as part of the TOS Crew. All opinions are 100% mine or my monkeys.