Mastering new skills is easier when we are actively engaged in the process of learning. When we practice spelling with a game, it feels like we're having fun instead of doing a chore. Online spelling games can also:
- reinforce familiarity with words we've encountered in our reading
- help us notice and remember letter patterns
- keep interest and concentration levels high by turning practice into play
Why not check out some spelling game sites today?
One good example is Kidspell.com, which offers a variety of spelling games that you can customize with your own word list or choose from a large number of word lists organized by grade level. Games are grouped into three levels of difficulty. Try these two to get started:
Stop the Scramblers from digging tunnels to the surface by unscrambling the words from your list. After a little experience, you'll be able to beat them! This game is timed, but pressure is low. It makes spelling practice entertaining.
This game combines dodging obstacles with spelling. Your goal is to help Farkle the Frog collect the letters to spell words before the time runs out. It is one of the "hardest" levels of spelling games, but with some practice, you'll be great at steering Farkle across the freeway and through the log maze to collect the letters you need.
If you have already discovered the fun of using games to help with learning, we'd love to hear from you. Tell us at The Literacy & Language Center about spelling and other language game sites that you've found.
Happy New Year!