You can play this game like you would play the original UNO. I've changed the rules a bit based on the child's knowledge or confidence. I like to start with four cards per player. Place the rest of the deck in the middle and flip over the top card so everyone can see the word and color. Have the youngest player go first by matching either the word to the card in the middle or the color. Each player must say their sight word before placing their card down. Wild cards are used to take place of any card. There are blank cards for you to add your own words or your own card like, "reverse" or "skip".