Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Literacy and Math Activities

Summer Literacy

Besides visiting the library and reading books, websites,
apps, and games are great ways to reinforce literacy skills over
the summer!

The following is a list of websites with interactive literacy and thinking activities
for children of all ages.

This list of suggested free apps that will have children practicing their reading,
memory, and thinking and reasoning skills…

EPIC books (use blizzard bag log-in) FarFaria
Trivia Crack MeeGenius
Chicktionary Learn with Homer
Heads Up The Opposites
Tikatok StorySpark Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion
One-minute reader (small fee)

Board Games
FUn for the whole family!

Spot It! (any version) I Have (Play ‘n Learn System) Blurt
Respond! Word Game WordTeasers (Small Fry) Boggle
Hedbandz Memory (any version) Last Word
Morphology Jr. Scrabble (any version) Apples to Apples
Pairs in Pears Guess Who (any version) Hangman
Don’t Say It Rory’s Story Cubes Taboo for Kids BuzzWord Jr. American Trivia Family Edition
Freeze Up
Smart Mouth Wild Guess Chase Guesstures

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Children need to develop prerequisite skills* that are non-mathematical which helps develop mathematical concepts.
 The summertime is the perfect time to develop these skills. When children play with games and toys, they are
naturally engaged in learning many of these prerequisite skills and eventually these skills will transfer to academic
settings in the area of Mathematics and Science.  

So...take some time out this summer and play a game with your child!

*The prerequisite skills are:
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  • sequencing
  • spatial orientation/ space organization
  • pattern recognition
  • visualization
  • estimation
  • deductive thinking and inductive thinking
General guideline for choosing good games:
  1. Games should be based on strategy
  2. Games should last 10 to 15 minutes
  3. Games should have 1 or more than 1 prerequisite skills

Sample Games
  • Simon
  • Cribbage
  • Concentration
  • Rummikub
  • Guess Who
  • Blokus
  • Set
  • Mastermind
  • Yahtzee
  • Mancala
  • Legos
  • Battleship
  • Chess

  • Checkers
  • Othello
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Number war Games
  • Card Games
  • Stratego
  • Quarto
  • Qubic
  • Krypto
  • Shut the Box
  • Connect Four
  • Rush Hour
  • Adapted from Mahesh Sharma: Mathematics for All: Center for Teaching
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