Reading and Writing Games for Kids

With reading games for kids, reading doesn't have to be boring. There are many ways that you can get your child to enjoy reading. Most parents shun comic books but it turns out the are excellent comic books available. Children's picture books and reading activities are also a great way to get children into reading. Children's encyclopedias are fantastic educational books and contain lots of images which capture children's imagination. They can also help with the schoolwork. There are also reading games for kids such as sentence building dominoes that can help children improve their spelling skills and board games that enhance vocabulary including word board games such as Scrabble or Boggle. For writing, writing tablets are a great way to teach kids how to write. For children who struggle with a reading disability, we also have a section on reading disabilities.

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The Adventures of Tintin

Tintin comics are very entertaining and popular and the stories take place in different parts of the world (Africa, the U.S., Egypt, China, Tibet, Eastern Europe, Latin America, etc).


11 Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man

Carl Barks invented the Uncle Scrooge character and this story is one of our favorite!


World Book Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia contains an amazing amount of information and beautiful illustrations and can be used by school children as a resource.


Sentence Building Dominoes

Educational Insights offers educational games for kids including a set of magnetic sentence building dominoes that kids can use to form sentences and improve their spelling.


Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples is an award winning word board game that is plenty of fun and one of the reading games for kids that encourages vocabulary development.



Boggle is a fast-paced word game that uses a timer and a plastic grid and that also helps kids learn new words and improve their spelling!


Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Kids love Dr Seuss' books and this one is no exception. It is the story of Sam-I-Am who tries to convince the nameless skeptic that green eggs and ham are a delicacy to be savored.


11 The Polar Express

Polar Express is a beautiful Christmas book and the tale of a young boy lying awake on Christmas Eve only to have Santa Claus sweep by and take him on a trip with other children to the North Pole.


Furry Animal Alphabet Book

The Furry Animal Alphabet Book (ages 4-8) is a beautiful animal book that teaches about animals that children usually never hear of. It is also an alphabet book that teaches the ABCs.


Big Board Books Colors, ABC, Numbers

This book is a top seller and sold millions of copies worldwide. It helps children learn the alphabet and acquire early vocabulary.


11 Dr Seuss Alphabet Book!

A beautiful alphabet book where each letter is featured with beautiful story and illustrations.


11 Scrabble Junior

Scrabble Junior is one of our favorite word board games. It is a fun family board game that helps children enhance their vocabulary and literacy skills.


Instant Independent Reading Response Activities

This book contains 50 reading activities that help children increase their interest in reading and develop writing skills.


11 DK First Encyclopedia

The DK First Encyclopedia (ages 4-8) is an excellent first encyclopedia for children full of information and beautiful illustrations.


Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary

This dictionary is one of the most popular children's dictionary. It contains thousands of definitions and beautiful illustrations and photos.


A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky

This astronomy book contains beautiful pictures, information about the history of space exploration, famous scientists and a sky map.


11 Mia's Reading Adventure

In this video game, children participate in an exciting learning 3D adventure with Mia the Mouse and learn new words and how to read.


Clifford The Big Red Dog Reading

In this video game, children explore Clifford's neighborhood and learn new words and practice their reading in the process.


Reader Rabbit I Can Read With Phonics

This video game helps children improve their reading, acquire vocabulary and enhance their literacy skills through a phonics program.


DK Children's Encyclopedia

This digital encyclopedia (CD ROM) contains videos, maps, covers subjects such as history, geography and science, and offers a truly interative experience.


Childcraft Encyclopedia

The Childcraft Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia designed for children containing 15 volumes covering everything from literature to science and full of engaging images and illustrations.


Leapfrog Scribble & Write

This electronic writing tablet teaches kids how to write the letters of the alphabet in lower and upper case and it even teaches how to write numbers.


VTech Write & Learn Touch Tablet

With this electronic writing tablet, kids write letters using either the stylus provided or their finger.


Leapfrog Clickstart My First Computer

This electronic toy teaches kids how to use a keyboard and in the process teaches them the letters of the alphabet and how to write words. The toy can even be plugged in to the TV.


Typing Instructor for Kids

This fun video game teaches kids how to type. Kids participate in various adventures in which they have to type. The faster and more accurately they type, the more points they win.


Kindle Reader

Kindle readers are a great way to read books. They can store hundreds of books in their memory and thanks to the E Ink Pearl technology they have screens that look like the pages of a book.


Leappad 2

The Leappad is a tablet for children which contains lots of educational applications and games and which can store hundreds of ebooks.


VTech Innotab 2

This tablet for kids has an amazing amount of memory (up to 32 GB) which can store hundreds of educational ebooks and applications. It even has a calculator, a clock and a calendar that keep kids organized.



Bananagrams is a very popular word game involving lettered tiles that players have to place into crossword style word arrangements in order to win points.


For free reading games for kids to help improve their phonic reading skills, check out Shelterwood Books' reading games for kids.

Teach a Child a Language Children learn language in different ways. One of which is through games. It has been shown that learning through having fun, is more productive than other less entertaining forms of education. Learn how to teach your child or your students a language and how to read, either through games or more traditional methods. Plus learn about teaching English and traveling around Japan and the rest of Asia. Please visit:

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