Let’s Go Read: An Ocean Adventure is our new game in KG2. In this game the students use their computer mouse skills to identify, match, sort and build letter blends and middle vowel sounds. Robbie the raccoon and Emily the squirrel are there to help guide the students for each activity. This program is also a test of patience for the students, as each mini-activity within the game has a lot of repetition, and children only progress to the next activity once they have mastered the previous one. The early reading skills of this program are very valuable, and there are a variety of books to read along the way in this adventure.
In this part of the game, students must build the blends, and 'feed' them to the puffer fish until they explode!
How can I help at home?
This game is not available online unfortunately, but www.starfall.com has some excellent beginning reading activities for your child to enjoy at home. It is expected that KG2 students should all be able to track with the mouse correctly, point, click and drag. We have just introduced the ‘double-click’, and some students do require assistance to master this correctly.
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Let’s Go Read – An Island Adventure is the game we are playing now in KG1. Students are using the mouse skills of pointing, clicking, and dragging, to identify, match, and sort, beginning letter sounds. Robbie the raccoon, and Emily the squirrel help us on our adventure.
We need to decide if the coconut Robbie is holding makes the 't' sound. If so, we click on the 'T' basket. If not, we click on the other basket.
What can I do to help at home?
Can your child use the computer mouse correctly? Our game requires the students to track with the mouse across the screen, and to point and click to select items. The more difficult skill of ‘clicking and dragging’ the mouse is also used in this game. Some students require a little assistance for this. When observing your child at the computer, do they move the mouse in the correct direction that they want the cursor on the screen to move? This can be tricky for some children, but a little individual help at home could really improve their success and enjoyment in class!
This site is fantastic for early reading skills. Check it out!
ABCs – fun for CDC and KG1
Learn to Read – great interactive stories for KG1 and KG2
It’s Fun to Read – some games with lots of reading, suitable for KG2 and Grade 1
As well, the rest of the links on the site are suitable for any age with a little adult assistance. The above grade levels are just a guideline, as every child is different.