What is inside the Games Box ?

The Games Box contains:

54 wooden cubes (with 54 sound stickers supplied + 6 spare cubes)

144 Wooden Blocks (with 252 word stickers supplied)

5 Cloth Drawstring Bags to store the word blocks and sound cubes

4 Gameboard Pawns and 1 Dice

Game Instructions (20 games)

Material preparation (sticking) instructions

*All associated game boards/activity sheets for each of the 20 games are downloadable from the website. Different games boards are available for phase 2 (orange), Phase 3 (purple) and Phase 4 (green) play.

Who is it for?

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Reception Age Children (4-5 Yrs Old)

The games are primarily targeted at parents and schools who are teaching Reception-age children to read. Parents can play the games at home to reinforce and practice what children are learning in school. Children can play the games at school to consolidate learning at the end of each Letters and Sounds Phase (2, 3 and 4).

Nursery Age Children (3-4 Yrs Old)

The games box can be used with able children (aged 3-4) who have started to learn phonics formally and may already be learning their phase 2/3 sounds.

Year 1 onwards (5+)

The resources can also be used with slightly older children (Year 1 onwards) if they are struggling to read (are reading at Reception level) or just simply need more practice to become confident.

Benefits of Playing Word and Sound Games

Children can learn to read faster and more confidently through playing games and having fun.

The games are aligned to the DfES (2007) Letters and Sounds approach.

Children benefit from tactile resources and interactive play with their peers in school or family members at home.

Extra time can be spent playing games which reinforce childrens’ existing reading strengths or target weaknesses.

The games can be played at school and at home.