Tuesday, November 22, 2011

TOS Review: The Reading Game

Last week, my Charger turned 4 years old!!  Can you believe it?  Time is FLYING, I must be having a lot of fun :).  As he is getting bigger, I am starting to notice a slight interest in learning to read.  Interest as in doesnt RUN in the other direction anytime I pull out something that 'looks' educational.  

He has never been much of one to like worksheets-a complete opposite from Mustang- so, I have had to find other methods of introducing concepts to him.  I prefer to use games, puzzles, and other activity trays to help him learn.  

When I heard about The Reading Game, I thought this could be a great tool for Charger, and I was not disappointed!

What is The Reading Game??

The Reading Game is a fast action memory card game.  It includes a series of six beautifully illustrated storybooks.  After completing the first memory card game series, the student has learned 30 new words..  The Skunk, the first book in the series, is told using only those 30 words.  Upon completing the program, a student will know 180 words and be able to read all 6 books in the set.

The Reading Game was created by Kenneth Hodkinson who also created  Wordly Wise.

What did we think of The Reading Game?

Well, The Reading Game showed up at our door just before Charger's birthday, so I decided to hold it as a gift.  He was very excited to get a 'reading' game for his birthday.

We opened it up and set a game between the two of us.  He won-of course :).  He surprised me by already knowing a couple of the words and being interested to learn the others.  Since then, we have played many games of The Reading Game.  Charger has been quite interested in learning the words-and beating me :).

 Due to his age, I think it will be awhile before he can read one of the books, but he has been VERY happy to show Mustang each new word he learns to read.  

The Reading Game is a completely sight word based game.  I used to be against sight word learning and phonics only, but I have changed my tune as I watched what knowing a few sight words did to Mustang's interest in learning to read.  If you are looking for a really fun and creative way to learn new sight words, then The Reading Game is for you!

The Reading Game retails for just $24.95.  They offer a discount of 15% off for orders of 8 or more. It would make a fun gift for your little student this Christmas!  

If you would like to read more reviews of The Reading Game before making a purchase, check out The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog.  

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!!

This has been a review for The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew.  Thank you to the creators of The Reading Game for providing my family with a complementary copy for our review.  All opinions expressed are our own.

1 comment:

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