Have the kids play Snakes & Ladders to practise reading and recognizing their spelling sight words.
Just enter the list of words to appear in the game, one per line, then press MAKE GAME.
A window will appear with the Snakes & Ladders Words game for you to print.
This game is great for practising reading words.
Each word can appear several times, and each child will get practise in becoming familiar with the words as she plays and has to read the words herself and as she listens to the other players reading the words.
We've entered some words for you to get you started, but you can enter your own.
HOW TO PLAY :
Each player takes their turn which involves throwing a dice and advancing the number of squares shown on the dice.
If the player can read the word of the square that they land on, then they can advance one more square.
If the player lands on the bottom of a ladder, then successfully reading the word allows them to advance up the ladder.
If the player lands on the top of a snake, then the player must successfully read the word, otherwise they must slide down the ladder.
The first player to reach the top end wins.
...parenting tip of the moment
We don't have to like their hairdos, the earring in the nose, or their strange-looking shoes. Our love for them does have to be something they can count on, something they know will always be there, even when they are in trouble and we'd probably rather not be there. Being there when they are resting comfortably in our arms, smiling up at us for the first time, is easy; being there when they are cutting teeth, colicky, and crying through the night is not. Being there when they learn to ride a two-wheeler is easy; being there when they have wrecked the family car is not. Being there when they are performing in the school play is easy; being there when they call from the police station is not.
quoted from "Kids are worth it! Giving your child the gift of inner discipline" by Barbara Coloroso, page 11-12
Small children should be supervised by a caregiver when at a computer,
to ensure no accidents occur that could hurt the child and that no equipment gets broken.