Check out this Reading Game to help your child learn to read and strengthen their reading skills!
Game 3: Museum Walk! Ages 5 and up. Language processing for reading skills requires the development of a treasure chest full of vocabulary. Here’s a fun way to grow your child’s vocabulary. This is especially valuable to those children whose primary language is not English but they are trying to learn.
Materials needed: Lego® building blocks and Lincoln logs®; table top or floor; cards with one ‘noun’ vocabulary word written on each card/appropriate to their age level; a bag for the cards
Directions: Put the vocabulary cards in the bag so your child or children cannot see them. Tell them they are going to build a ‘representation’ of the word that they draw out of the bag, using the building materials listed above. NOTE: if Legos and Lincoln logs are not available use paper and crayons/markers to draw the representation instead. They are not to tell what the word is until they are done. If several members of the family join this fun game, have a ‘museum walk’ when everyone is done where each person tries to guess what the other one built. For older children, this is a great activity to increase their research skills also by looking in a dictionary, encyclopedia, or online for information about their ‘word’ and share it with others. Oh, the words we will learn! Enjoy.
In conclusion, although it is important for students to have a strong foundation in reading skills, it is also important for them to have opportunities to use these skills in a fun and interactive way. Games provide a context for students to apply their reading skills in a way that is enjoyable and relevant to their lives.
Reading Game 3 – Are You Game? was first published on NutsAboutReading.com