Archive for February, 2012
Manufactured by Smart Monkey Toys these block toys will help parents and educators teach toddlers their 100 basic sight words. There are so many different sight word games you can play with these blocks we could publish a small report.
Included in one set are 18 color coded sight word blocks are:
3 green noun blocks (18 nouns)
5 blue verb blocks (30 verbs)
5 red pronoun blocks (30 pronouns)
3 yellow adjective blocks (18 adjectives)
2 white preposition blocks (12 prepositions)
Each cube block is 3” square and is perfect for rolling like dice, stacking, and playing games such as making sentences.
You will quickly learn how versatile the Little Reader preschool learning toys are when you play such games as having your child pick out all the words with “a” and have them stack all these blocks as high as they can until they tumble down. Then you can have your child count the number of “a’s” he found (or the number of sight word blocks he has with an “a”). Or, have your toddler select one toy block and ask him what the word sound would be if he took the first letter of that word away. Some words will be real words, others not.
Pull out a block from each of the categories and have your child roll each one; then have him make a sentence with the words that are on top of each block. When your children are printing they could take a piece of paper and copy their sentence.
Getting a head start with 100 basic sight words will greatly benefit toddlers when they begin to read books at home and at preschool. Learning to read is an exciting part of all toddlers’ education. Playing sight word games will make learning more fun!
Begin using these fun blocks as early as two and you can begin to teach colors alone. And since kids love to stack blocks these blocks are just the right size for their little hands to build towers and other structures or just to carry around and put in a wagon or a box.
Little Reader Blocks are available at All I Can Imagine and are now on Sale!