Games for Reading is a brilliant way to help young learners engage multiple learning styles, providing a method to learn reading skills by engaging in what they enjoy most---games! Bingo games, rhyming games, puzzles, auditory-based games, visual-learning based games, and imagination-centric ideas are the perfect way to spark a child's enthusiasm for learning. Simple to implement for parents or teachers, activities have materials-needed lists with instructions and examples for each game organized by what reading skills they work on. Homeschoolers may interpret a sentence in the introduction as anti-homeschooling bias on the part of the author, or at least as a manifestation of thoughts on teacher-based learning in 1984; however, the intent of the book is for parents to get involved with teaching their own children to read. 213 pages, softcover.
HERE ARE OVER SEVENTY GAMES TO HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN TO READ--AND LOVE IT.
Peggy Kaye's Games for Reading helps children read by doing just what kids like best: playing games. There is a "bingo" game that helps children learn vocabulary. There is a rhyming game that helps them hear letter sounds more accurately. There are mazes and puzzles, games that train the eye to see patterns of letters, games that train the ear so a child can sound out words, games that awaken a child's imagination and creativity, and games that provide the right spark to fire a child's enthusiasm for reading. There are games in which your child has to act silly and games--sure to be any child's favorite--in which you do.
Easy to follow and easy to play, these games are ideal for busy, working parents. You can read a game in a few minutes and start to play right away. You can play on car trips, while doing the laundry, or while cooking. These games are so much fun for the whole family that you may forget their serious purpose. But they will help all beginning readers--those who have reading problems and those who do not--learn to read and want to read.
Games for Reading also includes a list of easy-to-read books and books for reading aloud, and a "Note to Teachers" on how to play these games in their classrooms.
Peggy Kaye has a master's degree in early childhood education from Columbia University's Teacher's College, and has taught reading at both public and private elementary schools in New York City.
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