Tonight Courtney found the Alphabet Bingo Games we got at a yard sale for $1. We only had a few minutes to play it before bedtime, but we played 2 games. I won the 1st game and she won the 2nd game.
Here is the game description from the company: In Alphabet Bingo, players learn to recognize uppercase and lowercase letters by making visual or auditory matches. Unique, six-way format adapts to a variety of skill levels, and is a fun learning supplement for small groups or the entire class. Also ideal for learners with disabilities and anyone learning English. Set includes 36 playing cards, more than 200 chips, caller’s mat and cards, and a sturdy storage box. Bingo games are designed for students in pre-kindergarten to first-grade (ages 4 to 6).
Well, Courtney is in kindergarten and is having difficulty learning to read. Sometimes she’s interested in learning and recognizing words, but most times she isn’t, so when she brought this game to me, although I thought it was a bit “young” for her reading level, I was happy to play it with her. Like I said, we each won a game and she enjoyed playing. The hard part for her will be keeping all the pieces together so the next time she wants to play, we can. You see, she likes to play with everything and always (ALWAYS!) forgets to put the pieces away.
Like tonight – I asked her to put the game away in the top drawer of a dresser where a lot of other kid stuff is stored. I went into her room a few minutes later and the game was on the bed on top of the covers. Oy!
If we’re struggling with this now, I can only imagine how difficult it will be in an RV. Jut another thing to work on.
What are your tips to keep your children interested in learning – especially reading?