~I received Word Construction for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
A few months ago Judah had realized that other kids could read the Question of the Day at school, but he only understood one or two words. It was the first time I can recall that he had realized other peers could do something he couldn’t. That day we brought home his book order that came in and he took it upon himself to learn to read. Within days he had the reading thing figured out enough to read the Question and since his love of knowing words has really blossomed.
When Word Construction arrived at the house last week, he was incredibly excited. It is really neat how Word Construction was created to look like nuts and bolts. Immediately he and Daddy started working on building words he knew and then working on trouble words that don’t work phonically.
Each package holds 6 bolts and 30 nuts with printed letters; which makes it also a great product if you have multiple children. Although each bolt only holds up to 4 nuts, you can “connect” them by placing them side by side to create longer words. A great activity would be to create one small word and then use the other bolts for ing, ed and s/es to teach verbs, tense and plurals!
One thing to note is that the nuts do not have every letter of the alphabet. This is a product mainly geared towards Pre-K and Kindergarten and the use of small words that children can begin learning through phonics. The green nuts are the vowels, so it makes it easy for children to learn what vowels are and their importance in word creation.
Word Construction is a new 2014 product by Learning Resources, a leading global manufacturer of innovative hands-on educational products and one of our go-to stores for learning materials for our son. From Pre-K to Middle School materials, they really offer a wide range of fun and engaging products that grow up with our kids. If your child isn’t ready just yet for word constructing, check out the new products that are available for learning the alphabet like Snap n Learn Alphabet Alligators!
These have become one of the most used tools for my son to use in formulating words on his own, which is great for a child with language delays. As he learns to construct the words, he learns how to use them and that plays a huge part in helping him to communicate to the best of his abilities.
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