Games books

Helping Kids at Home Game Books encourages kids to learn mathematics, reading and word development concepts through activites and games that are fun yet simple to play. Each of the four subject areas has three levels:

  • Level 1: Getting Started (4–5 years)
  • Level 2: Moving On (6–7 year)
  • Level 3: Taking Off (8-9 years)
 

Sample spread from Word games level 1


Word Games

LEVEL 1: GETTING STARTED

The games in this book will help children to:

  • identify and name the letters of the alphabet
  • identify sounds at the start of words
  • match upper and lower-case letters
  • recognise commonly occurring words
  • identify syllables in simple words.

LEVEL 2: MOVING ON

The games in this book will help children to:

  • reproduce the sounds used in words
  • identify the number of sounds in words
  • identify the sounds at the start of words
  • spell many common words
  • build words from smaller words.

LEVEL 3: TAKING OFF

The games in this book will help children to:

  • reproduce the sounds used in words
  • identify the sounds and the number of sounds in words
  • spell many common words
  • build words from smaller words.

Reading Games

LEVEL 1: GETTING STARTED

The games in this book will help children to:

  • read a range of everyday words (sight words)
  • read a range of nouns including their own name
  • understand aspects of stories including sequence and characters
  • understand what they are reading and what is read to them
  • make links between reading and writing.

LEVEL 2: MOVING ON

The games in this book will help children to:

  • read a range of everyday words (sight words)
  • read a range of nouns and verbs
  • understand aspects of stories including sequence and characters
  • understand what they are reading and what is read to them
  • make links between reading and writing.

LEVEL 3: TAKING OFF

The games in this book will help children to:

  • comprehend and make sense of what they read
  • broaden their reading experiences
  • read a wide range of texts
  • understand aspects of stories including sequence and characters
  • make links between reading and writing.

Art and Craft

LEVEL 1: GETTING STARTED

The activities in this book will encourage children to:

  • use simple materials such as paste, scissors and card
  • create fun works of art
  • draw, paint and problem solve
  • make puppets, kites and models
  • be creative!

LEVEL 2: MOVING ON

The activities in this book will encourage children to:

  • use simple materials such as paste, scissors and card
  • create fun works of art
  • draw, paint and problem solve
  • make puppets, beads and models
  • be creative!

LEVEL 3: TAKING OFF

The activities in this book will encourage children to:

  • use simple materials such as paste, scissors and card
  • create fun works of art
  • draw, paint and problem solve
  • make presents, mobiles and musical instruments
  • be creative!

Maths Games

LEVEL 1: GETTING STARTED

Introduces initial concepts for kids beginning school.

The games in this book will help children to:

  • recognise the numbers to 20
  • become skilled when counting
  • compare the size of numbers
  • begin to do simple addition up to 12
  • use mental strategies to count, compare and add numbers.

LEVEL 2: MOVING ON

Builds on initial concepts for kids in lower elementary.

The games in this book will help children to:

  • count and recognise the numbers to 100+
  • understand the value of each digit in 2- and 3-digit numbers
  • add and subtract numbers to 100
  • recall mentally addition and subtraction facts to 20.

LEVEL 3: TAKING OFF

Reinforces essential skills taught in middle elementary.

The games in this book will help children to:

  • recognise and write numbers to 1000
  • count and order numbers to 1000
  • understand the value of each digit in 3- and 4-digit numbers
  • add and subtract numbers to 100 confidently
  • acquire fast and accurate recall of addition, subtraction and multiplication facts
  • develop mental strategies for solving maths problems.