My little Rainy (age 6) is a bit of a reluctant reader...well, maybe not reluctant so much as she only wants to read if she knows she's going to get all the words right. If she knows the word, she's happy to read it; if she's not sure, she squirms and whines and tries to quit.
So, I needed a fun way for her to learn more words and build confidence with the words she does know.
You see, drilling the sight words isn't her most favorite activity. (Can you blame her?) Anyway, I don't know about you, but my kids loooove Go Fish, so I thought that would be the perfect!
Rummikub game to hold our cards. Handy and free, I like that. And the best news? Rainy loves playing!! She asks play and she reads her words (and even our words at the end) and she is becoming more sure of herself! Hooray!!