This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.
Judging from the masses of “First Day of School” pictures on Facebook today, I would guess that most of the Country has entered the classroom for the start of a new school year. My kids are no exception as we headed back to school three weeks ago. My youngest started Kindergarten, and while difficult for Mommy, she was beyond thrilled.
One of the things she can not wait to do is learn to read. In Pre-K, she learned all of her letter sounds and has already begun to read short words. Because WordSearch Junior reinforces these skills, I knew she would love it.
Wordsearch Junior is the sequel to the successful Wordsearch! game. The junior version teaches reading, spelling, matching and sportsmanship. With three learning levels, children as young as 4 can join in the fun by matching patterns and can then move up to words with picture clues, while older children can play with word-only clues. Game includes 6 matching pattern puzzles, 6 words-with-picture puzzles and 6 word-only puzzles for years of learning and fun.
My 5 year old loves wordsearch puzzles that some restaurants give her in a kids menu so she is pretty good at finding a group of specific letters. So, we decided to start with the words-with-picture puzzles. After assembling the board, you turn the game board to reveal the first word (which in this level also includes a picture). The first person to find the picture attached to the word on the game board buzzes in with the included squeaker and places their colored games pieces on the word. The game continues until all words are found and the game board is covered.
After just a few rounds, I think my daughter is ready to step up to the “word only” game board. Already, her letter recognition skills are improving and she is learning to sound out the words on the board. Thanks, WordSearch Jr for making learning fun! Check out all of the fun from Goliath Games and enter to win below: