Academics' Choice Award™ Winner
Happy HatsAges: 4 and up
Type: Game, Toy
By Bob Books (and University Games)
Play and read with friends Mat, Sam, Dot and Mit in this board game made just for beginning readers.
Children explore letter names and letter sounds as they create simple words to help pave the path to reading success. Along the way, children collect "Happy Hats" for every word that they create. Game play encourages the use of social skills, literacy, and simple counting.
University Games' Briarpatch division is America's leading preschool game and puzzle line, with 20 years of innovative and exceptional learning games. Briarpatch has a strong legacy of stimulating children's lives through fun and educational-oriented kids games and puzzles. This has earned the company over 375 industry awards for product excellence. Since the founding in 1992, the company has applied environmentally conscious business practices such as using vegetable and soy-based inks and post-consumer materials.
Contents include: game board, 44 hat tokens, 4 characters and stands, 40 word ending cards to create over 160 words, spinner, instructions with complete word list.
Children learn and practice letter recognition, word building, word families, and early reading skills.
The Happy Hats Board Game easily fits into or supplements standard reading curriculum, making it a perfect choice for homeschooling families, The ease of game play, familiar characters, and cute hat tokens add to the overall "buy-in" for young players. I love the way the game helps kids develop confidence and early reading skills in a fun and engaging way. I love this product. I highly recommend the Happy Hats Board Game to all parents and educators of emergent readers and young learners.
Children learn to put letter sounds to create 3 letter words using a CVC pattern-(Consonant, vowel, consonant). They are learning reading skills and social skills. This is a great product for practicing 3 letter word development for Kindergarteners. It also focuses on the characters from the Bob Books.
Students collect hats along the path as they read the 3 letter words correctly. The instructions were clear and concise. Great product for my classroom.
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