Er.u.di.tion: The Game to Jump-Start the Road to Reading

| February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 24, 2010

Erudition Sight Word GameErudition: Sight Word Edition

by Acumen Associates, LLC

Source of game: Acumen Associates, LLC

I’m always on the lookout for tools that help promote reading skills. The more ways that you can present a learning concept to a child, the better. This is why I think that Er.u.di.tion, a board game for ages 3 & up, should be a family and school staple—and is most likely why it has been the winner of numerous awards.

The game has been designed to effectively meet the needs of different reading levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Beginners will learn the alphabet and basic phonics, while intermediete to advanced readers will work towards spelling and comprehension.

Here is a list of some of the skills that can be learned from this game:

  • Teaches children to automatically recognize high frequency words
  • Promotes instant recognition of common phonetically irregular words
  • Provides definitions to foster both vocabulary learning and reading comprehension
  • Provides syllabication to promote word decoding
  • Instills confidence to enable reading development

My only additional reccomendation is that you may want to play the game in two sittings with the youngest players. Besides that, it’s fun and educational—a great combination!

Category: Ages 0-3, Ages 4-8, Games, Quest for Literacy

About the Contributor ()

The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, her goal is to grow readers by showcasing useful and inspiring books!

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