Learning to read has been a long journey for Daniel. His speech difficulties has flowed onto his ability to blend sounds. But he is getting there. A few days ago he started to read a book by himself. Wow! This was exciting. Still very very early stages but exciting anyway. One of the hurdles he will have to jump is understanding himself that he can read. It has been a faraway goal of his for so long and now he can actually do it outside of lesson time. He still needs lots of help, but each little step gets him closer.
Yesterday I pulled out a game I had tucked away in the cupboard.
Boggle Jr. It is really a hands on game in the style of "Look, Say, Cover, Write" which is a spelling method often taught to children. For Daniel it has been a great reading/spelling game that he can do by himself, with me in the background just helping him along. In playing this game I have recognised that he still struggles with the vowel sounds – which one will I choose? So that gives us something to work on.
I love it when you can find a game that the kids enjoy and yet you know they are learning so much.
That's so great! Of course, you've always been the queen of games!! 🙂
The link to Boggle Jr isn't working. Where did you get this game from – I haven't seen it before. Would it be good for improving spelling? I think I am doing something wrong. Brodie just can't grasp spelling although his reading skills are strong.
I've fixed the link. I did have it connected to an Amazon link so for overseas readers you can get it there but the link now shows where I got it from in Australia. I think these guys are wonderful! I've used them for my Christmas presents this year.
It would depend on the level of words he is struggling to spell. These are the first level of basic words – cat – pen – etc though there were some four letter words, I can't remember what they were and the game is under Daniel's bed and it is too early in the morning to go and find it!! But they were first level words.
I have dealt with bad spelling a few ways – And I've had 2 out of 3 bad spellers (Juror still out on Daniel!)
How bout I write a post about it.