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  • Item #: 003562
    ISBN: 9781568226613
    Retail: $12.99
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    As you might have already guessed from the evocative title, this is a vocabulary book centered on Greek and Latin root words. There are 36 units that can be used one per week or in concentration. It's a fun, interactive type of book and a good precursor to the more studious Vocabulary from Classical Roots series. Master word lists, along with their roots, are provided up front as a handy reference and summary. It includes several ideas for activities for each study. Every unit contains three reproducible pages for the student, introducing ten vocabulary words and tracing their definitions back to a common meaning. The pages are graphically stimulating and motivating to complete, rather than a dry, fill-in-the-blank presentation. I especially like the little symbol on the upper right-hand corner of each student page which gives a visual reminder of the root from which all these words spring. As an example, the first root studied is the Latin "foli," meaning "leaf." After students match the definitions to words printed on an assortment of leaf shapes, they make up sentences for each and, optionally, with string, tape, and a twig, make a foli mobile. The second student page for this unit is entitled "Comic Re-Leaf." It has a circle of cartoon visuals depicting the meaning of each vocabulary word with little pictures, characters, and word bubbles. In the center are the ten vocabulary words to write on each. For reinforcement, students then turn their paper over and write the definitions for the ten words from memory. The last page "Turn Over a New Leaf" presents news headlines incorporating the vocabulary words. Students have to write the first sentence of each news story, defining the vocabulary words. For example, the first sentence of a story for the headline "Unicorn Uncovers Unusual Unifoliate Under Uncle's Umbrella" might read, "Yesterday, a young unicorn playing in the park moved the umbrella of a family member only to find a rare species of plant having only one leaf." After this, the student is told to choose one of the headlines and illustrate it. This approach to learning vocabulary has something to offer for all learning styles, including the hands-on learner.

  • Item #: 007374
    ISBN: 9780977691609
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    Subtitled "A Spiral Study of Latin and Greek Roots." I love it when you know exactly what you're looking at, just by the title. This very straight-forward, no-frills root-based vocabulary study is exactly that, a guide to help students learn 108 roots, their spellings, and their definitions. The program is designed around a 36-week schedule, with three roots studied each week. Of course, it could be easily adapted to work at whichever pace you prefer. Each "vocabulary day," the student will choose a root to study from the "main list" in the book. This list contains each root to be studied, several words using that root, a definition of the root, a definition of one of the example words, and the language the root is taken from. The student will create their own "root card" on an index card. To do this, they'll record the root, its definition, and its source language on an index card. Then they'll have to define the example words given for that root, paying particular attention to all roots used in the words, and using the root glossary as needed. If any unfamiliar words are encountered, they'll begin new root cards for those roots, and set them aside to complete when they get to that root in their study. By the time they are finished with the program, they should have 108 complete cards. Because the student is doing much of the work himself, and starting cards each time an unfamiliar root is encountered, they will have seen many of the roots multiple times by the time the program is over. Though slim, this book contains plenty of information to get you started, optional games to make learning the roots a little more fun, and some good advice about learning roots, root glossaries, and an English-to-root-word glossary, divided by part of speech. The author also recommends using a good college dictionary to help you with your word research. This no-nonsense program expects students to do plenty of work in learning the roots, and contains no "workbook-y" root activities. However, the author has taken pains to include only words that directly relate to the root words, so the connection should always be clear to the student. Unlike other root-based vocabulary programs like English from the Roots Up, this one is more labor-intensive, but if your student is more hands-on, and enjoys creating their own study aids, this program might be a good fit for you. - Jess

  • Item #: 035673
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    Challenge your students with this entertaining bingo game. Set includes 12 bingo cards – six from each half of the book. Bingo squares feature the meaning of a Greek or Latin root, such as "small." 120 game tiles are included, with one root on each tile. 108 of the roots are study roots (from Vocabulary Vine), while the remaining 12 are other important incidental roots. Two "Matching Sheets" are also included, which feature the meanings of each root. A root glossary is provided featuring all the roots and their definitions in case you need to look up a root to settle an argument or refresh everyone's memory! The glossary, bingo cards and tiles are all printed on cardstock, while the matching sheets and instructions are printed on paper.

  • Item #: 058831
    ISBN: 9781412711821
    Retail: $9.98
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    Incorporating full color photos and childlike drawings, this first dictionary's layout is orderly and easily draws the reader's eyes across the page. On each two-page layout words are grouped according to interesting themes of importance to pre- and early readers. Topics start with "me," move to family and community, then nature, etc., then finish with key pre-K concepts such as colors, money, opposites, and action words. In each topic, words are used to form 2-3 sample sentences which include Dolch sight words. Some of the occupation pictures are caricatures: the scientist is "mad" and the farmer is slovenly. Overall, this is an appealing early dictionary to help young ones associate the written word with the people and things around them. 9" x 11", 96 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 065707
    ISBN: 9781429020640
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     This exact replica reprint of an 1884 book is written in one syllable words and was originally used to teach children to read while teaching history. Evidently, it was common to write books “in one syllable” in the late 19th century. Of course, some multisyllabic words must be used (United, president, Tennessee, etc.), but these are divided into syllables to ease reading.

      This book tells the story of our country from the first discovery of our continent by Norse men through the times of the Pilgrims, the Revolutionary War and the The Great War and takes a different attitude than some modern books. In the words of the author: “This is a tale in short words for small folks, on the way our land grew. . . . God has led us on through ways that have been strange, to reach the place where we now stand. The men of all the earth look on our land, and we are glad to have them call it THE LAND OF THE FREE and THE HOME OF THE BRAVE.”

      As a facsimile reprint, you’ll note some idiosyncrasies that may seem odd to us. It is printed with two columns and the type size is relatively small (I estimate about 12 pt.) for an early elementary book. There are approximately 250 words per page. While the words are not difficult and quite readable, it may take a little time for your child to get used to the format. Also, rendering complex information into one syllable words has its challenges. Take for instance this passage about what would have then been a fairly recent event: “But we must now go back to the year 1876 when the U-ni-ted States kept its birth-day. Ten times ten years had gone by since A-mer-i-ca was made free, and the U.S. was born. By this time it was a great strong child.” Obviously, there is a quaintness about the wording.

      There are six original, full-page illustrations. Frankly, I’m impressed with these detailed renderings of historical events. By itself, this is an intriguing book – just for its historical value alone. Use it as a first reader or as a companion reader to a history study. Or, perhaps, use it to get an idea of what education in those one-room schoolhouses was all about. 130 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 071611
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  • Item #: 008002
    ISBN: 9781890560904
    Retail: $18.95
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       Magnetic poetry for the younger set! Over 120 words and word fragments can be used on a refrigerator, file cabinet, locker door, cookie sheet or other steel surface. Mix and match to create original works of inspired art – or general silliness to share! Great for language building skills, these are really fun to play with. Each word is .75” high and vary in length (the word teacher is 2.25” long). Some words include: cheese, monkey, dog, his, me, was, ask, are, mom, sun and more. ~Sara


  • Item #: 025745
    ISBN: 9780825146305
    Retail: $20.00
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    A collection of 180 (one for each day of the typical school year) quick activities to teach, practice, and/or review commonly confused and misused words. Many homophones such as aisle/I'll/isle, boar/boor/bore, and their/there/they're as well as similar sounding word pairs like elicit/illicit and descent/dissent are covered. Additionally, several lessons on proper word choice are provided. Simple exercises will teach your child when to use (among others) fewer as opposed to less, literally instead of figuratively, and among instead of between. Although the provided exercises simply involve selecting the correct word to complete the sentence, each lesson includes an additional writing exercise suggestion. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 040299
    ISBN: 9780545776837
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    Brilliantly formatted in landscape orientation, these 2-sided, perforated pages are perfect for practicing word families and sight words. Blackline illustrations are cute, and the appealing activities are right-sized for the little learner. The first half of the 208 activity pages reinforce short vowel, long vowel with silent e, other long vowel phonograms, variant vowel (-all, -aw, -ook, -ool, -oot), diphthongs and r-controlled vowel (-oil, -own, -ar, -ore, -orn) families. The format of each 2-sided spread is consistent with 5 practice sections per word family. First, children write words from the family. Three onsets are provided, plus three blank lines if they want to include more on their own. Next is a coloring activity to identify pictured family members. On the reverse side, children match a word to its image, fill in the bubble corresponding to the word that isnt part of the family and, finally, draw a picture of their favorite family word. The 104 sight words in the Sight Word portion were chosen from the Dolch Basic Sight Word Vocabulary List. Each single-page presentation includes tracing and writing the word (good to cement memory) and a coloring activity of some type. Helpful teacher pages at the front give suggestions and tips for page use, include a word family reference list and the entire 220-word Dolch sight word vocabulary list, and provide a correlation to the CCR (College and Career Readiness) standards. A lot of books like this cross my sample shelf, but this one stood out as not only useful for a parent but engaging for the child. (See other books in the Now I Know My series in Early Childhood).

  • Item #: 029156
    ISBN: 9780544582422
    Retail: $6.99
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      Award winning book for primary grade children on the life of the great American patriot, statesman, educator, and author, Noah Webster. This wonderfully illustrated full-color biography for children is a delight both intellectually and visually. Covering most of the highlights and turning points in Webster’s life, the book tells the true story of how and why he developed into a literary giant and innovative educator. After young children are exposed to this inspiring story, they will never be tempted to take the dictionary for granted! This biography would also work well as a read aloud book for kindergarten or first grade level students. In fact, the only real problem with this superb book is simply that it ends much too quickly. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 053805
    ISBN: 9781420624465
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    Retire those overused words and replace them with more vivid vocabulary. This workbook is rather like a thesaurus activity book for kids. Some of the overused words include: big, cold, few, happy, loud, play, sad, and small. Sound familiar? Then your student is probably in need of this handy workbook. Each overused word has two activities to go with it to broaden one's vocabulary. Instead of small a child could use: wee, dwarf, teeny, tiny, petite, itsy-bitsy, minuscule, puny, little, meager, or insufficient! Now that's a nice variety, don't you think? Learning new words increases reading comprehension, writing, and speaking skills. Choose one word a week and keep a list of the alternative words on a wall in your classroom. With 30 common words and loads of synonyms, this will go a long way towards improving word skills in a school year. Pages may be reproduced for your classroom use only. 96 pgs, pb. ~Sara

  • Item #: 027696
    ISBN: 9780966378665
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    A chart designed as a starting point to finding appropriate Scripture to help correct unacceptable behavior in your child. For each behavior, such as blame shifting, defiance, etc., the chart presents one or more heart probing questions, a Scripture to be used for correction, a Scripture of encouragement, and additional verses to study and consider. This chart points you in the right direction as you seek to bring up your children in line with the Word. 5 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 055485
    ISBN: 9780545513227
    Retail: $16.99
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    Yet another Bob Books-opportunity for your emergent reader - Bob Books: Rhyming Words is a set of 10 readers that combine simple and humorous stories composed of three- and four-letter rhyming words, consistent vowel sounds, and repetition to ensure success. Also included in the set are 30 rhyming word puzzle cards, so children can practice building the rhyming words found in each book. Printed in black and white with only one accent color, the pictures won't distract but will offer clues to the reading of the two to five word sentences. The ten rhyming word families found in this set are -am, -an, -ed, -en, -ip, -in, -og, -ot, -uff, and -ug. "Muff is in a huff. Ruff runs. Ruff tags." The stories within the books are not written in a rhyme pattern, rather the words within a certain rhyming word family.

    If you want just a little more practice with simple to read books, this new Bob Books set is a nice fit for reading success. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 062886
    ISBN: 9781449442002
    Retail: $5.99
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      Find the 7 words to match the 7 clues in this fun activity book for kids. Each page has 20 letter combinations, or “letter blocks” such as “saw” or “yer.” Your job is to find the word that matches the clue by using these letter combinations. Each combination can only be used once.  The number in parentheses behind each clue represents the number of letters in each word. For example, one clue is “Mark Twain’s hero Tom (6)”. This engaging activity book provides entertainment while increasing spelling and vocabulary skills. Solutions are in included in the back. Non-reproducible. 100 pgs. ~ Gina


  • Item #: 060400
    ISBN: 9781940384221
    Retail: $39.99
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    It’s not hard to guess the connection – Hooked on Phonics; Hooked on Spelling. Just like its “kissing cousin,” Hooked on Spelling is fun, colorful, and easy-to-use. The general format of the program is familiar as well: Learn (a short 5-7 minute, computer-based lesson), Practice (5-7 minute segment with the engaging workbooks), and Play (another 5-7 minutes having fun with new skills). Each lesson ends with a celebration and a sticker on a progress chart. In fact, this celebration is part of the overall educational philosophy of the program which includes working side by side with your student, encouragement/praise, mastery, being patient, not overdoing it, working in a quiet place, employing real-world spelling activities, surrounding the child with words, and lastly (most importantly?) reading with the child every day. There are two levels: Yellow – roughly corresponding to the 1st grade level of HOP Learn to Read – and Red, corresponding to HOP Learn to Read 2nd grade. Program components for each level include a CD-ROM, a worktext, a spelling study card, a progress poster and stickers. The CD-ROM lessons (20 including reviews) each provide instruction plus interactive reinforcement. Worktexts are for practice and include exercises, reviews and family-time activities. Each word is written at least three times in this segment. The wipe-off Spelling Study Card is available for more practice and provides some guidance for effective mastery. Stickers applied to the Colorful Poster (11” x 7,” laminated) track your student’s progress. All instruction centers around the computer component and although the computer program is professional with good audio and practice, there is no way to skip forward through the lessons. If typing is a roadblock for the child, it may be frustrating. The Yellow level (six words per lesson) covers beginning consonant and rhyming word families, ending consonant sounds, short vowels, beginning and ending blends, word families with ending blends, “ch,” “sh,” “th,” and some irregular words. The Red level (eight words per lesson) covers short vowels vs. long vowels, blends vs. non-blends, “c” sounds, “g” sounds, “y,” plurals and other endings, and some irregular words. ~ Janice System Requirements: Windows 2000, XP or higher; Mac OS 10.1 or higher.

  • Item #: 000307
    ISBN: 9781932049558
    Retail: $25.00
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    Are you quick with words? Good luck picking them out from this tray of mixed-up letters! The "board" is like one of those sliding tile puzzles where you try to recreate the picture -- only the sliding tiles are all letters, and they're a mad jumble. Each turn you draw a card, flip over the timer, and slide the letters around as quickly as possible to try and spell out the words to all the pictures on the card! Includes 26 double-sided cards, illustrated with photos of objects in true "I Spy" style. Great for solitary or group play.
  • Item #: 040514
    ISBN: 9780618493333
    Retail: $6.95
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    This dictionary of 100 commonly misused words is a valuable yet inexpensive resource. Words are listed alphabetically and include phonetic spellings, part of speech, inflections, definitions (usually several), and examples of usage. One cool feature is that many of the examples of usage aren't your basic, boring sentences; they are excerpts from classic works of literature. Etymologies (history of a word) are also included for each entry. Some entries include additional usage notes that present important information and guidance on matters of grammar, diction, pronunciation, and nuances. From American Heritage® Dictionaries, this book gets right to the point and gives you the definitions and information you need to know about commonly confused words, from adverse to zoology. 120 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 064799
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    Give your spelling and vocab skills a workout. The goal is to see how many words you can find in three minutes using the 14 cubes that have just been rolled. Roll the cubes, place them on the 12 square play mat (tear-resistant, canvas-y surface), roll the number cube (tells you the minimum number of letters you must have in a word for it to count for that round), turn over the shake it up card (special instructions for each round) and set the timer. Go! Since the words have to be at least four letters long (and might have to be longer for any particular round), youll have to have to dig deep into your stash of known words. Includes 15 letter cubes, one number cube, a sand timer, 12 shake it up cards, the play mat and instructions packaged into a plastic jar that doubles as the shaking cup. For two or more players. Takes about 15 minutes. 

    ▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 001757
    Retail: $19.99
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    A very neat twist on your typical grid-and-letter-tiles word games, this game features a gridded gameboard and letter tiles in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some take up only one square, others take a 3 x 3 section, others are tall and narrow, some are wide and short, etc. To begin the game, several letter tiles are placed around the board. Then on each subsequent turn players must match tiles to letters already on the board to form words. The words won't be neatly in rows or columns, but each subsequent letter in the word must be touching the previous letter in some manner (above, below, next to, or diagonally). Once you place a letter, you must write down all the words you formed – other players will be looking for anything you miss so once you are finished they can "steal" words for their lists. You are somewhat limited by the shape of each tile which adds to the challenge, and it can be surprisingly hard to find all the possible words you can create each turn. 2-6 players. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 055050
    ISBN: 9781402776656
    Retail: $5.95
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    A great way to keep your mind active, word ladder puzzles can be a real challenge or can leap off the page in simplicity. Every mind, and every eye, perceives these puzzles differently. Each puzzle includes a five-letter word and 6 clues. As you figure out the clues and scratch off each of the five letters, you will transform the original word into a completely new one, working your way through four other words along the way. A creative way to test your vocabulary and your memory. Word-game fans will love this one! Self-correcting.

  • Item #: 063486
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    Choice Words challenges your brain to stretch in two directions, thinking of both the most popular and least popular words and phrases. Each round, a player will choose between Scratch Play or Match Play. In Scratch Play, one player will draw a card, and read a root word, like "air." Then the timer is started and players race to write the most unique compound words and phrases containing "air." When the time is up, players each read their list, crossing out any phrases that another player also has. So if nobody else wrote "airship," "thin air," or "air supply" then you would get three points for that round. In Match Play, another word is read, like "sand____." Players all come up with one compound word or phrase that they think will be the most popular in the group, like "sandcastle." If your answer matches other players' answers, you (and they) receive points. There's no board here, just two decks of cards, a pad of paper and a timer, so this is a great one to take along and enjoy. For 2-8 players. – Jess
  • Item #: 035988
    ISBN: 9780972993777
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    If you are thinking, "I need to get ahold of this book," you're right. First off it would tell you that "ahold" isn't a word and the proper way is to say "a hold." From that entry to yore, your, you're, this alphabetically-arranged book covers 2,000 of the most commonly confused words in (or so we think) the English language. Entries include troublesome word pairs such as complement and compliment, words or phrases that are commonly misspelled, word sets such as consel, council, and counsel, and words that are commonly substituted for one another but actually have a distinction. Most entries explain the difference between the words and then provide a sample sentence showing the correct usage for each. So, do you assume or presume that you could benefit from this book? ~ Steph
  • Item #: 016913
    Retail: $11.95
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      As you zoom through the 60 circular cards, you’re competing to be the first to think of a word that fits the criteria. One side of each card shows letters; the other shows a category. Flip over the top card and match one of three letter colors with the color of the category card that’s next on the stack. Name an item in the given category that starts with that letter, such as “a food that starts with C.” If you’re the first to name one, you win that card. The winner is the one with the most cards after the stack is gone. A shuffle of the deck ensures that the letters/categories are new for the next game. Ten different categories range from movies/TV to countries or plants. 2-6 players, 15 minutes play, packaged in a storage tin.

  • Item #: 060557
    Retail: $19.99
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    Practice reading sight words with this variation of Bingo. The dealer slides the Zingo! Zinger to reveal two sight word tiles. If one of the tiles matches a word on a player's card the player calls out the word and places the tile over the word on the card. Play continues until all 9 spaces are filled or a specified pattern is created. Game cards are double sided for two levels of game play. Game includes 72 sight word tiles (24 sight words each used 3 times), 6 double-sided cards, and the Zingo! Zinger. A great way to build reading skills through fun repetition.

  • Item #: 061071
    ISBN: 9780698117785
    Retail: $8.99
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    Did you know sharks lay eggs? Or that there are two mammals that do too? Learn about all the egg laying creatures in this fun Explore Science book. The rhyming words paired with colorful illustrations make for a great read that makes science fun. 40 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 057202
    ISBN: 9781893791282
    Retail: $14.95
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    44 worksheets transforming words from one to another by changing one letter at a time (i.e. cat to dog; lock to gate; clown to braid). This book could be used alongside others and spread over a couple of years as the chains progress in difficulty. Use with Student Letter Tiles or paper tiles provided with book. Answer key included. 58 pgs, pb

  • Item #: 016274
    ISBN: 9780307479471
    Retail: $3.99
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  • Item #: 021151
    ISBN: 9780794533236
    Retail: $6.99
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    Colorful picture pages and loads of word labels make for an interactive and fun foreign language activity! I reviewed the Spanish book, but the one with English words would be great for an ESL student learning English. Each label has the Spanish word with the article which is great! This is how kids should learn new vocabulary, with the article (a or the) because it shows the gender and number of the word itself. Verbs are shown in their infinitive form as they ought to. Beneath this is the word in English. As you are looking at a page of illustrations for animals or family or foods, you place the label by each picture. If you are unsure about mispronunciation, you can go online to hear the words! Later pages show a cartoon scene, at the beach or in a town, and you place the labels in context next to the correct item. Labels tell you what page to place them on. You also get several blank labels to add even more vocabulary words to the pages, so get your dictionaries out! I like this as an addition to songs, or an introductory language program like Little Pim or the Sara Jordan materials. Once you have placed all of the stickers, you have a nice vocabulary book to look at and practice your Spanish! 16pp plus 8 pages of stickers, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062300
    Retail: $5.95
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    If you’ve considered purchasing the larger Word Teaser Word Puzzle set (#044855), this set is a great option to try first. A clever way to learn and review vocabulary words—and just have good family discussions. This is a mini deck with 50 cards (rather than 150 in the larger). One side contains the question; the opposite side defines the word, shares the part of speech, the antonym and also the equivalent word in Spanish. Rather than just asking players to define a word, a “discussion starter” includes the vocabulary word: “Who is the most generous person you know?” “What are two foods you might combine to form an unusual sandwich?” Cards are 2 ½” x 3 ½” and come in a storage box. For 2 or more players. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 060902
    ISBN: 9780794534509
    Retail: $13.99
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    Give your child a lift-the-flap book to help him connect the written word with objects in his life. This is an ideal way to give your beginners practice in word recognition. Vocabulary is categorized by theme: On the Farm; I Can . . ., (actions); My Body and Clothes; Outdoor Words; On the Beach; What do They Say (animal sounds); and The Bedroom. Often, the focus of similar books is to introduce nouns; this one includes some verbs as well. Children learn the written word by either lifting the picture flap or lifting the written word flap. Below each flap, the opposite form is represented. This way, children can check their answers and learn to identify words. Pages are full color, quite pleasing, and not distracting. The last two pages list, in picture and written form, all 72 words used.

    9” x 10.5”, 13 pp, hc. ~ Ruth