Fun Phonics Resources!

Learning to read does not have to be monotonous… dry… rigid… boring and uncreative… Think outta the box to make learning to read interesting and fun. Hokay hokay i hear ya….. I understand most will say no time… money no enough… and too much work… so here’s sharing a couple of resources to work with your children and all at only SGD$10.00 and under too! Enjoy!

Costs only SGD$10.00! Purchased from Popular Bookstore @ Lot 1 Shoppers Mall Choa Chu Kang. This bingo game offers many hours of repetitive fun to help reinforce single letter sounds and corresponding letter shapes (small caps and large caps) with your tot or pre-schooler. Objective of the game is to simply spin the spinner and be the first to complete the game board to win! For starters, parents can also allow for just the matching completion of only 3 letter sounds in a straight line ala tic-tac-toe to win.. then gradually increase when the child is up for the challenge! 

     

The game set comes with a colourful spinner board, plus 4 reversible game cards… one face featuring all the single letter shapes / alphabets in capital letters and on the flip side showing pictures with word labels emphasizing the beginning letter sounds in words.

For mummies who like or prefet to DIY, this game can easily be replicated using a paper or plastic plate, round head fastener for the spinner, cardboard arrow a few of your own game board print outs and lastly plastic chips or even just coins.

This game allows children more exposure in recognizing and matching letter shapes, small caps and large caps whilst simultaneously revising the single letter sounds of the 26 alphabets. Also helps children identify beginning single letter sounds in words, pictures or objects around them.

                 

THE SLEEPOVER GAME comes from the creative people at Innovative Kids! I love their books too! This book and game set costs a surprising SGD$5.90 when i discovered it under some other books in a wagon full of books on sale. What a gem of a find? I had to only dig a little bit to find this creative treasure piece. This was purchased at Tom & Stephanie @ West Mall, Bukit Batok.

Prior to attempting the games, parent and child can read the book together to help them find the clues to the game play later on. The games offered are in extension to what has been read in the book.

As the book itself covers short and long vowel sounds in phonetic words plus some blends as well, this game & book set is for more proficient readers who have completed at least until the phonograms/digraphs. For children attending Montessori Phonics, the children attempting this game should ideally be at the Green Scheme Level.

A laminated reversible and colourful game board is nicely folded in a small box behind the book cover. Three game pieces are offered… in stand-up characters duck, dog and pig… in pyjamas as the story tells of a sleppover with friends.

Tiled game cards are to be torn off from the boards and distributed amongst players. Objective of the game on this face of the game board is that the person who finishes all their game tiles first; wins the game!

              

                                   This is how Innovative Kids grade their books.

       

On the reverse side of the game board, the fun continues with another game where the child isn’t even required to read… but instead encouraged to scour the items/objects from the bedroom picture and listen to the sounds in the words corresponding to the picture. The game is called EYE-SPY- SPIN & FIND. The trick is to distinguish the short and long vowel sounds found in the toys and bedroom furniture & appliances according to the vowel sound shown on the spinner and place players’ individual game pieces on the matching one.

 

                                          Not sure of the answers to this game?

                No worries. It comes with a game answer key card for you to double check!

Here’s another game called 3-LETTER LEARNING GAME that i bought from a Popular atrium sale. It costs only SGD$5.00! It is also easy to play! Rules to the game can be flexible to suit each individual child’s reading or spelling level.

                                                                                                                                                                       

                   

Once you open the box, remove all the letter tiles from the boards. Scramble all the letters and stack/load them up on the stand. After which you just slide the stand forward and 2 letter tiles will slide out, slide the stand back and ready to play. The first player to combine or form a proper word on the game cards will keep the cards. Upon finishing all the game cards, the one with the most game cards wins.  

              

Alternativelyly, you can also decide to distribute all the 36 game cards between the number of players and the one who can first finish forming all the words on their game cards; wins!

Click "Watch this topic" on the Forum Thread link above for more of my treasure hunts for fun and interesting materials to interest your child in learning to read or even for revision purposes. I will share more as i go along my journey in expanding my collection of learning resources to motivate parents out there to work with their children in the home with whatever quality time you have for your child. Learning through play has always inspired me during my teaching journey and i hope all children out there will be as inspired to learn with you (parents) too!

 

have this too- 3-letter game

had the identical game set from ntuc @ 4bucks…. now know me have a 宝 too… keke. but yet play with my gal yah…. she had removed all the letters and like to slide it non stop… hope me can make full use of it…

wow, glad that i found

wow, glad that i found this… but not sure if it is still available…

Innovative Kids from The Book Depository

Hi Buds

Thanks for sharing these wonderful resources. I just saw this article last week and went in search of them over the weekend. I hope to use the games to reinforce my daughter’s phonics skills as well as teach her sight words with word families. She’s able to read quite well now but she just won’t read on her own when I’m not with her. I guess it’s because she cannot break down compound words at times and decode multi-syllable sight words. I guess I have to play more games with her to build up her confidence.

I bought the Alphabet Bingo from Kiddy Palace Compasspoint at $10. It’s really great fun. I plan to customize it to make the bingo cards into words which cover the various form of vowels, like words with all the short vowels, long vowels, etc, as well as words with different word family. But of course, the pictures won’t be as nice. How I wish I’m artistically inclined.

I also saw something similar to the 3 letter learning game at Robinson Centrepoint but didn’t buy it as my hands were full of bedlinen then.

As for Innovative Kids, it’s a pity I missed the PS fair. I called the supplier several times but there was no answer. I went to Page One and saw the full range of current IK products. From what I understand, the board games mentioned above (other than Word Dominoes) are no longer available. I asked the salesperson to remove the packaging to browse through the various items. But I didn’t purchase it from Page One (:P) as it’s actually cheaper to purchase them online from The Book Depository (which offers free shipping), even after Page One’s 10% OCBC credit card discount. TBD’s books are generally cheaper than Amazon’s for items <US$10 as it doesn’t have Amazon’s 4-for-3 promotion. If we are buying a couple of items now and then and do not wish to go for bulk purchase with others, TBD offers pretty good deals. Best of all, it’s delivered by Singpost so we need not be at home unless the items cannot fit into our mailbox.

Besides the games available at Page One, TBD has NIR!Plays which comes with a storybook, playscripts and masks for the children to act out the characters. I got Cinderella (Level 2) as my girl loves play-pretend. But TBD doesn’t have Math Madness so I got it from Page One.

Full Range of Innovative Kids stuff @ Vivo City

Quote notabox, "Bought mine last Sat at Kiddy Palace Lot 1…$10.00.   Still searching for the other two items though ."
Heyya notabox, saw the full range of Innovative Kids books, games & products @ Page One [ Vivo City ]. They’re priced a little higher but they carry all the sets from 1 to 4 for the leveled readers… (ie. 10bks/pack) and even the Math Madness books as well.
You may check it out there if you’re still interested. 😉
As for the Alphabet Bingo, i just saw Causeway Point’s newly renovated Kiddy Palace outlet selling it at the same price i bought from Popular which was : $10.00! Northerners who wanna grab it, can get it there!

 bÜds

Innovative Kids' Supplier Contact

Thanks so much for the Innovative Kids’ supplier’s contact!

You’re a doll! 

 bÜds

updates

hey buds,

There’s still lots of stocks available. Besides level 1 atrium, carrefour also have a tentage outdoor for their books, just opposite cafe cartel.

Also found out that the supplier for innovative resources is magazines1source.com Tel: 62821960. Not sure if buy direct will be cheaper? deliver to your doorstep?
(p/s: i’m not related to this company).

“Now i know my 1,2,3’s {Count & Match & Add with Me!}”by innovative kids is available at S$16.00.

Cheers & have a great weekend ahead!

Possibility

Yeeeup, the possibility is definitely there.. 

Knowing so many of us KSP-ers here.. 

Looking forward to your update!

 bÜds

ya hor...maybe after the

ya hor…maybe after the posting, ksp alr snapped up all the stocks liao.

later i go see if there’s anything new.will keep you posted if there is.

I see..

Waah.. that means you pao everything they have larr! 

Living up to the kiasu spirit aye, jollyme?

But hey, they are good buys. Good quality resources at good prices.

Great find there, definitely..  Naah.. don’t hafta trouble your pretty self over it..

Who knows, i might be able to make there myself? 

But thanks much for your suuuuweeeet offer, babe. 

 bÜds

lol buds, i bought those

lol buds,

i bought those items listed….hee hee. i’ll be going to p.s this evening for company’s event. if u can let me know before 5pm items that u need, i may be able to get it for u & pass to u at the nearest mrt station?

 

Innovative Kids Resources

Wah, jollyme… you’re jolly tempting me ya know. I planned to stock up to complete my Innovative sets. Plaza Sing is quite a distance from where i am…  but so tempted now. 

Nevertheless, i very much appreciate your time taken for the breakdown of stuff available there.

You bought?

 bÜds

Innovative Kids

hi buds,

this fair is organised by Carrefour at plaza sing.

The Sleepover,The Long Ride(with 2phonics board games,level 2) and Clue School The Lost Lunch Mystery (with 64 piece puzzle,level 4) cost S$6.50 each.

Also available:

“Now I’m Reading” (10 phonics books with 40 stickers in a pack) S$10. Level 1 & level 4 only.

“Now I’m Reading” Games: Word Dominoes S$9.00

“Now I’m Reading” Game Board Book (Games & Activities that build reading confidence for ages 4-7) S$12.00

cheers!

Kiddy Palace branch

Another good sharing, notabox! 

Which Kiddy Palace you bought yours from?

 bÜds

Alphabet Bingo

Bought mine last Sat at Kiddy Palace Lot 1…$10.00.   Still searching for the other two items though .

Awesome Lobang!

Awesome lobang, jollyme! Who’s organizing it? Popular… MPH or Times?

Did ya manage to check out pricing when u chanced upon the Innovative Kids’ items?

 bÜds

innovative kids books/games

hi hi,

i found some innovative kids books & games stuff at plaza singapura atrium level 1. Fair started yesterday 22/11/2010 and will end on sunday 28/11/2010.

Great recommendation.

Great recommendation. Thanks!

tks for the recommendation

——————————– Amy

Mark up

*gulp* I sure hope not, sunset_dae… they should let the $ stay the same or cheaper since i recommended it….. so that in future, i would recommend more good stuff from them. 😉

 bÜds

alphabet bee games

Blurbee, after buds post this alphabet game out, all go and chiong for this stuff, so they mark up the price. hahahahaha

OIC. I went to IMM.

OIC.

I went to IMM.

Cost of ALPHABET BINGO GAME

Heyya BlurBee… yes it is true that the original cost is as you mentioned. However, when i paid for it at the cashier and also produced my Popular membership card, the machine reflected it as only SGD$10.00. Which Popular branch did you manage to see it?

 bÜds

Hi buds

Hi buds,

Went to popular today & saw this alphabet bingo game. It costs $15.95 now. 

But I didn’t buy. 

3-letter learning game

I’ve just added another game called the 3-LETTER LEARNING GAME! My girls loved to play with this. After they were proficient in it hubs said, "Cannot give chance liao." Hahahaa!    You can select the game cards to play; in advance… according to your child’s spelling or reading ability so that it will not prove to be too overwhelming to play.

 bÜds

Great ideas

Hi buds,

Thanks for the recommendations! Have been trying to get my coming 5-yr old to do spelling and it is proving to be an uphill task. Think these games might just make the learning easier/less stressful.

Will go hunting for them!  

More!

You are welcome BlurBee. As usual, i actually have more but will need to dig a bit. I didn’t manage to take out all materials from the boxes after my move cause not enough space. Hahahaa! But just to share that it is not impossible to find or even make value for money resources/materials to revise or coach our children at home during free time. Repetition is fun when parents and teachers as well; are creative in finding alternative ways to interest them. 

 bÜds

Thanks for the recommendation

Thanks, buds.

These 2 games are great for my DS. 

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