Teaching with Popular Board Games
Classic board games make a great learning tool because the fun involved will hold your child's attention. They'll cover those much needed basic skills in a gentle manner. Below you will find a list of several popular board games and the skills that these games incorporate.
Memory (The Original Memory Game)
This game is simple. You have two identical sets of picture cards. You mix them up, place them face down on a hard surface, and then take turns flipping two cards over to find a matched pair. As the name states, this game works on memory and matching skills.
Another classic, I Spy is actually 5 games in one-matching, listening, rhyming, reading, and memory. This game will enhance nearly all of the necessary pre-reading skills.
Playing Boggle Jr will teach letter recognition and later, spelling and reading. You can also use the playing pieces to teach letter sounds.
You probably didn't expect to find Cootie on the list of games for pre-reading. However, games like this promote thinking skills and social communication as you play together.