Choosing Games: Questions to Ask

As you  shop for toys, Apps, and other fun things, there are basic principles to think about when selecting a game or activity for your child.  I would like to share these principles taken from my book Alphabet Soup: Stirring Your Child’s Interest in Letters with you over the next several blogs.  I would LOVE your feedback as to your favorite games or activities!


1. Is the game/activity appropriate for your child’s level of functioning and not his chronological age?  Remember, the activity needs to insure success.  Build on what your child already knows or is able to do.

2. Can it be adjusted to various ages?  Games that “grow” with your child may be more cost efficient.  Example: Connect Four (Hasbro): a young child may work with patterns as he places a red chip, a black chip, a red chip, etc.  As he matures, he will be able to play the game as created.



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Alphabet Soup: Fun Activities to Stir Your Child's Interest in Letters by Lyn Armstrong O.T.R


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