My daughter started preschool this year and has been working on her letters, numbers, and reading among other things. I like to try and work with her at home on some of these things to see where she is at and make sure she is learning what she needs to learn. I know that learning all this stuff can be hard so I have been trying to make it more fun.
One of my daughter’s favorite games is matching. So I thought I would go buy a matching game with words to help her learn to read. Well I went to a few stores and checked online and no one had what I wanted so I decided to make my own game for her.
I wanted a word match that matched the spelled word to a picture of the word. Like a picture of a cat with the word CAT. I thought this would be a great way for her to start learning about words. We played the other night and to my surprise she picked up on the words pretty quick, and had fun playing the game.
I read (in my search for word games) that it is best to ONLY start with four new words at a time, so the first time you play only play with four of the words and matching pictures. The next time you play if your child know remembers the first set of words add more to the mix, but only so there are no more than four words he/she does not know at a time.