Phonics games to learn the alphabet and new words
With the technology available today, children have access to a wide range of phonics games that can make learning the alphabet and to read really fun. LeapFrog has among the most popular phonics games in the market. They have received many awards including the Parents Magazine Best Toys of The Year Award and the National Parenting Publications Gold Award.
These LeapFrog toys can teach toddlers and preschoolers the ABCs and simple phonics. For example, the LeapFrog Phonics Radio
(for ages 1-4) features many songs that teach children the alphabet and new words both in English and in Spanish. The phonics radio has buttons that children can press and pages that can be flipped.
The Leapfrog Friends Phonics Bus
Leapfrog Friends Phonics Bus
contains many educational features placed onto a toy vehicle. The toy is sure to catch the interest of the child and help him or her learn. Another quality of the toy is that the voice is very clear, so that kids can clearly understand and use all its functionality.
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The Leapfrog Phonics Learning Desk
(ages 2-6) albeit a little more expensive is a great toy that encourages reading. It teaches the ABCs, the alphabet, numbers, pre-reading and pre-math skills. It's easy to put together, it's light and is the perfect size for young children. Kids sit in it on and off and usually love to use the pen and the book. They also become increasingly interested in learning how to write.
There are other toy companies that provide phonics toys. Fisher Price has a toy called Kasey the Kinderboot
, a phonics robot (ages 10 and up). The toy is a lot of fun to play with and it can help your child develop academic and social skills necessary for your child's success in school. The toy is so interactive that your kid won't realize that he is learning about reading, math, spelling, problem-solving and even... etiquette!
Finally, there are also phonics games that look like little comics books. Children flip through the pages of the comic book and touch designated spots with a pen or with their hand. This really makes the reading experience fun. The phonics books are usually small enough that they can be carried, ideal when you are on holidays traveling. One such comic book is the Phonics Comics the Fearless Four
. The comic book is perfect for early readers and it includes three exciting and easy-to-read stories.
You can also find interactive electronic pads and interactive writing tablets
which are very popular and which can help kids learn how to read and write. Usually children touch designated spots in the pad and the pad will respond by giving out a sound.
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