Monday, March 21, 2011

Erudition Review...

We recently had the chance to review the board game Erudition.
About Erudition:
"Erudition™ jump-starts the road to reading. The game takes players on a fun adventure through literacy land, complete with common land marks and street signs. You will enjoy an ice cream cone, encounter a construction site, ride a train and play on a playground. Recognize a sight word and you earn a bonus roll. Be the first player to reach the library and you are a winner!

Sight words are the cornerstone of Erudition™
The sight word game cards represent about 50% of all English text. Game cards are categorized by reading level so children of all ages can play together. Through interaction with sight words, new readers enhance their reading skills while playing a fun game.

Erudition™ develops skills for successful reading
* Teaches children to automatically recognize high frequency words
* Promotes instant recognition of common phonetically irregular words
* Provides definitions to foster both vocabulary learning and reading comprehension
* Provides syllabication to promote word decoding
* Instills confidence to enable reading development

Erudition™ incorporates over 300 sight words,the letters of the alphabet and their consonant and short vowel sounds in an enjoyable, engaging activity. The game takes new readers on a fun adventure through literacy land complete with common landmarks and street signs. The average play time is 15-20 minutes."

What we thought: 4 year old A really enjoyed this game. She picked it up really quickly and I can tell it is really helping her recognize more words. I liked that it has different sets of cards for different levels of learning. We started with 2 year old D on the first deck and it was just a little bit over his head. A mastered deck 2 quickly and is having a lot of fun on deck 3. This is a really great way to build up quite an impressive list of words for new readers and I know it is helping to make A even more prepared for Kindergarten. As a former teacher, I recommend this game for ages 3+:) ABCD Diaries gives Erudition an A+!

Buy It: Find this fun learning game at Erudition!

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given game for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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