DIY: On-the-go letter game
This cute little game is simple to make and will keep your child entertained anywhere you might go - perfect for long car rides, for instance!
One-player or two-player - make up your own rules, or follow some of our ideas based on different levels of skill below the video.
How to play:
Beginner: Match colours and letters
If your child hasn’t started learning letters yet, this might be a good way to start! When you make the game, only cut out a few different letters like a, b and c, but make several of them and keep the same letters in the same colour. Then you can ask your child to fish for a specific colour, and it will help him or her start recognising the letter shapes.
Intermediate: Guess the letter sound
After getting a letter, ask your child what sound that letter makes. If he or she needs some help, you can say a few different letter sounds to guess from.
Points can be given for every right answer.
Advanced: Put together words
Fish for letters that can be put together into short words. This is great for two children to work together on, or play as a competition.
What you need:
Ice lolly stick
A small container
The learn-to-read game Poio has helped more than 100,000 children crack the reading code through play.
Give your child the best start to their reading journey!