Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Play for Literacy"

Alphabet Twisterphoto © 2005 Mack Male | more info (via: Wylio)
Today is Family Literacy Day and this year's theme is "Play with Literacy"! Playing games can boost numeracy and literacy skills, and it's FUN, too!

Our family literacy event (Saskatoon and Region Family Literacy Advisory Group) was held this past Saturday at Saskatoon Public Library and was a great success.  200 guests spent the better part of an afternoon reading and playing together. 

One game, Twister-Spell-a-Word, was the proven favourite!  It's easy to create. All you need is Twister board and a marker.  Write a letter in each circle (take away X and Z, or combine with other letters to equal 24). Then create 3 or 4 letter word cards.  Perhaps "play", for starters.  All together, you'll want about 30 or 40 cards. That's all there is to it. Children and adults will have fun spelling the words with their hands and feet!

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