Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Star Words

day.by.dayna :: 1.11

LittleA began Kindergarten this fall and one of her regular assignments is to practice and learn her vocabulary words - star words. We are always on the look out for ways to make this activity new, fun, and challenging. 
 
I bought the game Bananagrams thinking it would be a great way for a new reader to have fun with language. We have yet to play by the actual "rules" of the game - but from the way they sound I think an early reader and beyond would be able to all play together with some help or modified rules. Last night we spilled out all the letter tiles. I then picked out all the letters needed to form two of her star words and jumbled them up. LittleA then had to rearrange the letters until she formed her two star words. It was fun as a parent to watch her concentrate and play with the letters to coax them into recognizable formations.

So what are your vocabulary games? Do you have any special ways to use letter tiles?