About the Game:
Make Learning To Read Fun, Fast and Effective with The Reading Game. These fast paced memory card games with accompanying flashcards and content-rich storybooks can help ANY child learn to read without frustration. The staged learning format first teaches individual words, followed by short phrases using those words, and then graduates to a full-length storybook. This format ensures success – even for struggling readers.
o The Reading Game is a fast-action memory card word game.
o Its captioned picture flashcards reinforce the words learned through game play.
o Each of the content rich storybooks is told using only the 30 words learned through game play to ensure reading success and to build confidence in reading.
o On completing the series, the student has a reading vocabulary of 180 words, many of them Dolch and High Frequency words and will have successfully read six storybooks all on their own.
o The Reading Game meets Common Core State Standards for Language and Literacy Arts in four skill sets: Foundational Skills, Language, Speaking & Listening and Reading (Literature and Informational Text)
The Reading Game includes 6 decks of brightly colored memory word cards, 6 sets of picture flashcards, 6 illustrated storybooks, and Parent/Teacher Guide. MSRP $34.95. Ages 4+ and struggling readers. 2 players or small reading groups.
What We Need & What You Get
We listened to parent and teacher feedback from the very successful, almost out of stock,1st edition and are now going forward with a second print run which will incorporate this feedback. In this updated, enhanced, 2nd edition we introduce a staged learning format with the addition of picture flashcards to help the child transition from stand-alone words in the memory card game to short phrases incorporating those words. We are also introducing capitalization and punctuation through the picture flashcards and storybooks.
We are a small business making the jump to the next level and in making that jump, want to help the nonprofit social enterprise charity, First Book, (www.firstbook.org) in its mission to provide reading material to children in need AND offer our backers an opportunity to get a pre-release copy of the 2nd edition of the game at $10 off retail.
The goal of this campaign is to build confidence and enjoyment in reading and we wanted to make sure we are achieving that goal for all children; that is why we are partnering with First Book on this IndieGoGo Cause Campaign to donate as many copies of the new game to schools and programs that serve children in need. First Book donates millions of books each year to children through schools and other educational programs.
Our Goal is to reach $10,000 in pledges to help offset the $34,000 printing costs of the 2nd edition printed AND to donate much needed learn-to-read materials to First Book. For every $25 pledged, First Book will receive a copy of “The Reading Game” to provide to a child in need. This $25 can be met through $1, $5 or $25 donations. All donations will be thanked on The Reading Game’s “Giving the Gift of Early Literacy” FaceBook page.
When pledging at the $25 level, you can choose to get your own pre-release copy of the game at $10.00 off retail or donate the game to First Book! If the $10,000 goal is reached, First Book could receive up to 400 games and possibly more (depending on how many people choose to keep a game for themselves at the $25 level)
We only need 400 $25 investments to make this happen!! Even if we don’t make our goal, every $25 reached means a game for a child served by First Book as we have committed to this print run edition and games are to be delivered this December.
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