Whether you are teaching a youngster early reading skills or want to find an educational game to play with your toddler, a word slider is a great way to help early learners become more familiar with sounds and the alphabet.
Finding the best way to inspire children to become fluent readers has long been debated. The "look and say" approach, where children learnt to memorise words, dominated in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. But now the pendulum has swung towards phonics-based teaching, where children decode words by sounds.
The Department for Education says international evidence demonstrates that phonics is the most effective way of teaching early reading, and this year introduced a phonics reading test for six-year-olds. So what is the best way to teach children how to read? ...
Teach your Monster to Read is a free game that helps children practice the steps of reading. "Combining top quality games design with essential learning, the games is built on the principles of synthetic phonics."
Children may "practice blending and segmenting", play games to "develop accuracy and speed of letter recongition" and more. The game may be played at home or school and progress reports are available.