As children are learning to read, they should begin being able to break down simple words. For example, if you say sled, the child should be able to tell you the sounds in sled by saying /s/ /l/ /e/ /d/. When children can break down the sounds in simple words, they are beginning to show a readiness for reading.
This game requires children to break down the sounds in many different words with blends. The game board includes pictures to help promote vocabulary development as well.
I play this game in my classroom and my students have fun, while developing their phonemic awareness. This is a great game to promote the development of skills tested on the Dibels reading assessment.
I recommend using this game after they have mastered breaking down the simple CVC words in my game titled BREAK-IT-DOWN: CVC WORD GAME.