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Games for Reading [Kindle Edition]

Peggy Kaye
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

HERE ARE OVER SEVENTY GAMES TO HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN TO READ--AND LOVE IT.

Peggy Kaye's Games for Reading helps children read by doing just what kids like best: playing games.  There is a "bingo" game that helps children learn vocabulary. There is a rhyming game that helps them hear letter sounds more accurately. There are mazes and puzzles, games that train the eye to see patterns of letters, games that train the ear so a child can sound out words, games that awaken a child's imagination and creativity, and games that provide the right spark to fire a child's enthusiasm for reading. There are games in which your child has to act silly and games--sure to be any child's favorite--in which you do.

Easy to follow and easy to play, these games are ideal for busy, working parents. You can read a game in a few minutes and start to play right away. You can play on car trips, while doing the laundry, or while cooking. These games are so much fun for the whole family that you may forget their serious purpose.  But they will help all beginning readers--those who have reading problems and those who do not--learn to read and want to read.

Games for Reading also includes a list of easy-to-read books and books for reading aloud, and a "Note to Teachers" on how to play these games in their classrooms.


From the Trade Paperback edition.


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From the Inside Flap

HERE ARE OVER SEVENTY GAMES TO HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN TO READ--AND LOVE IT.

Peggy Kaye's Games for Reading helps children read by doing just what kids like best: playing games.  There is a "bingo" game that helps children learn vocabulary. There is a rhyming game that helps them hear letter sounds more accurately. There are mazes and puzzles, games that train the eye to see patterns of letters, games that train the ear so a child can sound out words, games that awaken a child's imagination and creativity, and games that provide the right spark to fire a child's enthusiasm for reading. There are games in which your child has to act silly and games--sure to be any child's favorite--in which you do.

Easy to follow and easy to play, these games are ideal for busy, working parents. You can read a game in a few minutes and start to play right away. You can play on car trips, while doing the laundry, or while cooking. These games are so much fun for the whole family that you may forget their serious purpose.  But they will help all beginning readers--those who have reading problems and those who do not--learn to read and want to read.

Games for Reading also includes a list of easy-to-read books and books for reading aloud, and a "Note to Teachers" on how to play these games in their classrooms.

From the Back Cover

"Peggy Kaye's book is a delight. She has wisely kept the focus on the enjoyment that parents and children can have in acquiring and refining reading skills. The games are marvelous: fun, interesting, comprehensive, and very supportive to children. Teachers as well as parents will find it a valuable resource."
--Katherine O'Donnell, faculty, Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best! September 5, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I had been teaching my 4 1/2 year old daughter to read using pure phonics only (Phonics Pathways). Although she could read the words, she wasn't enjoying the process much, and I was afraid of turning her off reading.
After taking the summer off and then buying this book, I made up a number of games from the book. My daughter loves the games and asks to play them all of the time. I can tell that she is learning new words and enjoying the process as well.
I highly recommend this book. It is broken down into sections for teaching different reading skills - phonics, sight words, etc. You can pick and choose from the games to teach the skill that you think needs emphasizing.
This book is well worth the money spent.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Games for Reading -- works well in speech therapy March 19, 2000
Format:Paperback
I borrowed "Games for Reading" from a library for some ideas to use in speech therapy. I've enjoyed the games so much (and so have my kids) that I decided to buy the book for myself.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compendium of engaging games to teach reading December 29, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Peggy Kaye has produced an excellent resource for truly fun ways to engage a reluctant or struggling reader with games that both child and adult will enjoy. Some involve learning words themselves (labeling with handwritten pieces of paper the parts of the child's body). Others involve training the eye to see detail--eg, "set the table" in which the adult sets a few objects out and the child must replicate the pattern. The games are all simple, require no unusual equipment, and are well described. This has worked well for my children.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a pleasure to learn March 19, 2006
By April
Format:Paperback
We are a homeschooling family with young daughters. My youngest daughter has absolutely no interest in sitting down to learn to read and write. It has always been a struggle with her. At 8yo now, we have begun to get a little (maybe a lot) frustrated with each other and the learning to read and write process. We both inwardly cringe when I pull out the phonics books. However, Peggy Kaye's books: Games for Reading and Games for Writing have been lifesavers!!! These games are ALWAYS fun. My daughter eagerly looks forward to playing any of the games in these books. She will even write difficult spelling words over and over again just because she is in a contest with me! Who knew that competition would be the vehicle to get her interested in reading and writing?

I'm so excited about these books that I would recommend them to absolutely anyone with young readers and writers.

I haven't tried Games for Math, yet I'm sure that book is just as motivating as these books.

My 10yo daughter, who reads and writes exceptionally well for her age, sees us playing these games and requests to get involved as well. Yesterday one of the games had us all in a fit of giggles as we were trying to figure out which of the statements we had written down were truth or lies. Fun! Peggy Kaye is certainly a goddess in our household.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buy them all by Peggy Kaye April 6, 2006
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book after purchasing Games for Math, Games for Writing, and Games for learning. I was so impressed with her style and idea of learning through games. These books are true treasure troves. Day one of having this book, i had my children make Bingo boards with their spelling words. They were thrilled to do it, and we played a game after they were finished. One note though, the author does mention something about holding off on a select few of the games until they are reading, because it might interfere with the teaching method the teacher is using, and that parents aren't trained to teach children to read. As a homeschooling family i find that an ignorant opinion, which is why i rated it a '4'. Regardless, there are many great ideas in this and her other books.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful November 25, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
My older children learned to read without any trouble, yet my youngest daughter has been struggling and worse "hates to read!"
She constantly says was when the word is saw, felt becomes left etc. Well, I read this book cover to cover yesterday and I am very encouraged. The author discusses children with problems exactly like my daughter, as well as other kinds of problems and the book is filled with many games to help. I believe that my daughter will enjoy most of the many games in this book and I do believe that they will help her. The book states that the most important thing is that children enjoy reading, so the games really are games. I can't wait to get started today!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for reading tutors September 5, 2005
Format:Paperback
I found this book at my public library and I knew I had to have it! As a paraprofessional reading tutor, grades K-4, it's a daily challenge engaging struggling readers and this book is chock full of fun games and activities. I can't wait to use it with my students this year. I like the way Peggy shares her experiences using real scenarios and illustrations, along with clear directions. The games will freshen up my teaching while improving my students' reading and listening skills. We're going to have fun!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Games! January 9, 2007
Format:Paperback
The games in this book are awesome. As for Peggy Kaye, she is humble when admitting that not everyting will "work" and she gives great advice for visual learning. As for her words in the introduction for parents to leave teaching to the teachers....I don't use this book for parenting advice. I only use it for the reading games that are terrific.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Item as described. Shipped quickly. Good deal
Published 3 months ago by Gerdi Rone
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book, I have gotten lots of good ideas for working with my children.
Published 4 months ago by VS
3.0 out of 5 stars So so
A lot of these ideas are common sense ideas and I had already been doing them. I do have a preschooler so it may come in handy with her.
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars too technicl
It was useless to me. It looks like a guide to persons who want to teach a child to read; it has serious teaching instruction. Read more
Published on February 14, 2013 by Lucinda L Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book for tutoring
I've use so many of the games with children. They keep the kids interested in learning and are fun for them.
Published on February 6, 2013 by MLG
3.0 out of 5 stars good solid activities
Needs an update....but good low tech activities. Great addition to any elementary classroom or great for at home activites.....includes research based strategies
Published on January 20, 2013 by cfox
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning Was Never So Fun!
I believe whole-heartedly in making learning fun! This book is a great example of doing just that. Written by a teacher at a private elementary school, the games in this book... Read more
Published on December 30, 2012 by homeschool_mama
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and Creative
I have just skimmed through this, but there are plenty of great games and ideas that are perfect for kids my son's age (he'll be six in a few months). Read more
Published on December 23, 2012 by SH
5.0 out of 5 stars Games for Reading
I was pleasantly surprisd at the number of wonderful ideas in this book. I'm sure i will be using many of them.
Published on December 8, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Games for Reading
Book was in great condition when it arrived, it arrived promptly and has been excellent for my daughter, she has enjoyed the games we have played
Published on October 20, 2012 by MG
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