My Early Reader Loves WordSearch Junior

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:

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  1. We use flashcards.

  2. Shannon Baas says:

    By pointing them out on signs.

  3. Flash cards and playing the alphabet game in the car

  4. Jessica B. says:

    I point letters out while we are reading.

  5. we too use word games

  6. we put letters on things around the house and we play lots of games so that learning is fun

  7. By having magnet letters to practice with on the fridge.

  8. Letter recognition. Hmmm. Apps on the phone, LeapFrog videos, LeapFrog handhelds, practice on our white board, etc!

  9. Stephanie Larison says:

    We use flashcards and computer games that help.

  10. I bought my grandchildren a large poster of all the letters.

  11. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    Repetition, making up games, and flash cards. His favorite is a game where I will put a few letters on the ground. I will tell him to jump on the _____ and he does. He loves it.

  12. My boys adore words and reading. We let them read labels and signs and download iPad books.

  13. Jill Myrick says:

    We practice regularly with flash cards and reading.


  14. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    we play I spy a letter game when we are waiting at stop lights or in dr offices
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  15. We do a lot of flashcards and pointing out letters in alphabet books.

  16. We do sensory activities with letters. We are only working on one letter right now. So we make the letter J using shaving cream, play doh, etc.

  17. We use flash cards and sight words

  18. Paula Tavernie says:

    We use Flash Cards!

  19. Francine Anchondo says:

    using flash cards and having them read

  20. We use flashcards.

  21. susan smoaks says:

    we have the letters on the fridge and we do lots of quizzing

  22. We’re working with flash cards.

  23. Quite enlightening….looking forwards to coming back.

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