- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (August 31, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0374524270
- ISBN-13: 978-0374524272
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Games for Writing: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Write Paperback – August 31, 1995
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Kaye provides a bountiful supply of ways to ward off writer's block in young children. Her encouraging writing activities will help students in kindergarten through third grade enjoy the creative process and gradually master the skills needed for proficient, accurate authorship. She suggests starting kindergartners off with "wribbling" --a writing method combining scribbling and writing; then she moves on to story maps, followed by word games. Obviously a great tool for teachers looking for an alternative to work sheets, the book will also provide summertime family fun. Some of these ideas would make great traveling games--and why tell the kids they are valuable learning experiences as well. Denise Perry Donavin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A wizard at turning learning tasks into delightful games that leave children - and parents - clamoring for more, Kaye offers a wealth of activities covering every aspect of writing. Children will maneuver through mazes to improve their handwriting, learn the alphabet by baking pretzels, play rhyming games to stretch their vocabulary, and crack secret codes while practicing their spelling. Even the most hesitant young authors will warm to writing when creating menus for monsters, thinking up orders that parents must obey, and composing stories - long, long stories - on adding-machine tape. The games are easy to play, requiring few or no materials, and are remarkably effective. While playing, children develop the skills needed to write clear and lively prose. Better yet, they may discover a true love of writing.
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The book begins with a couple games for pre-schoolers and those who have just mastered holding a pencil. From there she gives a handful of games for kindergarteners and gobs of games for first through third grades. Each game has the appropriate age-range listed. Great book for summer work, additional fun practice and home schooling!
Thank you, Peggy, for writing it.
He wants me to take the book, paper and a pencil everywhere (restaurants, etc).
I couldnt be happier about this book...HIGHLY recommended