Fun Spelling Resources

 I’ve been receiving PMs from parents asking how to help children with spelling. Some are unable to get children to learn spelling words given by their schools. So here in this thread, i wanna share fun spelling resources..  .. and also ideas to hopefully get the children psyched on spelling revision. 


By CREATIVES for 10yrs & above 


It is a colourful board game which is challenging, educational and enjoyable. 
Comes with 4 play pieces, 300 colour coded cards graded from easy to difficult. 


Each player or team chooses a coloured play piece and places it on the space
marked START. The word cards of any one colour are placed on the space
marked in the middle of the game board. The youngest player can have the
first turn… as what my DD2 would always say…  Easy does it if the
players take turns going clockwise. 

Each player rolls the dice one at a time. The number rolled determines the
number of spaces the spelling words are worth and which word to be spelt.

For example, if a 1 is rolled the top word on the card picked is to be read..
and so on. 


In the game instructions, is stated that whoever spells the word first gets the
points and the right to move the play piece. However, i played it this way to
avoid two girls screaming letters at me…  I allow the player who has the
current turn to pick the card/roll the dice to spell the word first. If the player
is unable to spell it right then, the next player gets a go at spelling it and gets
to move their play piece according to the number rolled on the dice.

I also allow for pencil and paper for them to think through the possible
spellings for the more difficult words instead of just having them think
of the words in their heads. Less pressure for my DD2 when playing
against her jie. Hehee.. 

I usually play judge, since even if i do play… i’d win hands-down anyway. 
DD2 likes to say that i’m the dictionary.. 

Speaking of dictionary, i ask my girls to guess what the word means by
they way they sound or are spelt. For correct guesses i’d give them a
star sticker. For subsequent games, i’m thinking i’d add another point
for them to move on the board so that it’d motivate not to use me as
their walking dictionary. 


By TIMES Multimedia @ TIMES Bookshop : Centrepoint

For 9 years old and above

This is an educational cd-rom designed to enhance the teaching
and learning of the basic skills in spelling. Spelling games uses
a children’s TV show format to present to students with many
interactive exercises to monitor understanding and exciting
games to enhance motivation.

The areas covered in this cd-rom are :

Spelling Sounds
> Consonants
> Vowels
> Combining Letters
> Silent Letters
> Homophones

Prefixes & Suffixes
> Suffixes
> Ending in ‘e’
> Endings

Doubling Letters
> Main rules
> Main exceptions
> Ending in ‘l’


In doubling letters for example, they have this penalty shoot-out scene.
For every correct word spelt, a voice would scream "GOAL!!!"


If the word is spelt wrongly, the voice would say, "It’s a save this time!" and
goes thru’ the word together with the player. So, in a way it’s very interactive. Very Happy

> Adding ‘s’ and ‘es’
> Ending in ‘y’
> Ending in ‘o’… ‘f’… ‘fe’

Punctuation & Spelling
> The apostrophe
> One or more words
> Hyphens
> Capital Letters 


In Cloud Catcher, players have to fly the plane into clouds if the word on
the cloud needs capitalization. Like this example below… 

In the Home Run game, the player spells words in a baseball game setting. If the guess is wrong, the pgrm will assist the player on how the word is supposed to be spelt. The pgrm will also indicate which letters were not supposed to be in the word or if any of the letters are in the wrong position in that word.

I intentionally spelt the word "downstairs" wrongly to see what was gonna happen. Laughing The pgrm showed the correct way the word was to be spelt. After three strikes though, the player is OUT! Wink Then the player has the option to try again.. Cool 


For getting the word wrong i got a strike.. cute arh? Wink 

And if the player spells the word correctly then he/she gets a HOME RUN! 



By go.Play @ Growing Fun for children 4 years & above

Helps kids to practice their spelling, improve their vocabulary and have
fun. Using this on-the-go magnetic game, they can play anywhere and
anytime they want. Best part is, they don’t even need to write the words
down!    The play pack can even go on the fridge so no keeping needed.
Bring down from the fridge to play and bring along when out on the go &
simply put them back up on the fridge when you get back. 

White rectangle pieces represent the number of letters that particular
spelling word has. In this instance the teacher gave the word, "acceptable"
in the list for the week. If your child can remember the last 2 syllables – "table"
then he or she can stick those letter first and work backwards. No hard and
fast rule but more to encourage spelling revision without the fears or lethargy.  

Helps kids to practice their spelling, improve their vocabulary and have
fun. Using this on-the-go magnetic game, they can play anywhere and
anytime they want. 


Guide the children till completion (spelling the word correctly) with the magnetic letter pieces or until the man gets hung… the play rules are set by you and your child together. 

Important thing here is to have fun while learning spelling words! 

Luv, buds! 

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