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. The Reading Game was created by “Wordly Wise” author, Kenneth Hodkinson
The game is pretty neat to begin with, play memory with words for a week to learn them well, and then read a book. There are free worksheets to go along with the game too.
I did find my children got bored with such a repetitive idea. Not hard to deal with. Simply, challenge them more. We would do our regular phonics and a few other activities. We didn’t wait an entire week before we read the book. I would allow them to read the book when I felt they had learned the new words quite well. Normally about 3 days into a new set. One of the children we are doing this with is a first grader. She is delayed due to vision issues, and therefore does learn these newer words quicker then children who this game is designed for. The Reading Game is $24.95 and geared to the Prek+ crowd.
The characters in the books are cute and the story lines are not so baby-ish that children feel dumbed down, however I am not sure that meet the high standards that many homeschool parents strive for either. (Think Charlotte Mason) My children enjoyed these, and I expect to continue using it.
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I received this game free in return for my honest review.