Monday, November 21, 2011

TOS Crew: The Reading Game

HSCrew468x60Animated Product Description:

The Reading Game is a fast-action memory card game. It includes a series of six beautifully illustrated storybooks. The Cards & Books work together to make learning to read exciting and enjoyable. Game sessions are fun-filled with a winner every few seconds. After completing the first memory card game, the student has thirty words “hardwired” into memory. The Skunk story, Book One in the series, is told using only those thirty words. On completing the series, the student has a reading vocabulary of 180 words. Almost half of them are among the one hundred most commonly used words in the English language.

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Product Review:

Created by the author of Wordly-wise, I was interested in what this game had to offer. It’s no secret that I love using as many games and hands-on fun in our school as I possibly can and the reading game fits right into this philosophy.

To be honest, when Treyton was learning his sight words, I made a game very, very similar to this one, but not quiet as cool and certainly without all the prettiness and levels that this one has! IMG_0055

Treyton really enjoyed this game and I had no problems getting him to play it, which helped motivate him to read the books. Her preferred to play longer memory games rather than the shorter fast-play rounds, which was fine by me. He thought the stories were fun and asked lots of questions (for Treyton this is a good thing).

He particularly enjoyed creating his own sentences after we would play the initial game. He would spend 10 minutes on this activity alone.

From a teaching viewpoint, I appreciated that the company also has free resources available on their website, including pre/post sight work sheet assessments for each of the 6 card games. 

I would recommend this game as an added supplement for a young reader as extra practice or for an advanced preschooler/beginning reader who is ready to start learning how to read simple readers.

To Purchase this Game

Visit The Reading Game website, it costs for $24.95

To See What Others are Saying

Visit the TOS Crew Blog.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this game for the purpose of of my review, the opinions expressed are my own.

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