Two long standing problems with the games in my room:
My fix a month ago: I started timing our games. Who doesn't love to break a record? I think the timing aspect has added to their love of the games!
2. This is the biggie that has driven me BONKERS:
MUMMBLING THE WORDS! Lack of enunciation!
Who has lie?
Who has light?
I swear, when Firsties say them, most of the time, they sound the same. The "T" seems to POOF away on light and other words. (ALL endings disappear!) We've talked about enunciation. Pronunciation. Every kind of -ciation I could think of but it still didn't help.
I was ready to chuck the word versions of I Have, Who Has forever...
Actually, yesterday since it's 4:30 in the morning!
I'm almost too embarrassed to admit this little AH-HA moment because it's so simple that I feel I should have been doing this from the start...
Drum roll please...Have the kids SAY the word, SPELL the word, SAY the word again.
Yes. That simple. Yes. I feel like a fool for playing this game for five years and never doing this before. Am I the only one who didn't know this trick?
To celebrate my new-found Ah-Ha moment, I'm going to offer my bundled Long and Short Vowels Packet for $15 for a week. Each game is available individually for $3 so with 10 games included (and Read the Room) you are saving big bucks!
Hope my tips helped if you've shared the same struggles! Have a great day!