Games to learn to read

Learning to read is a progressive process that begins at age 3 or 4. First contacts are made through pre-writing games to recognize letter shapes.

Games should be adapted to the child's learning level, whether he or she has learning difficulties, special needs, or is progressing at an appropriate pace in reading.

In this selection you will find pre-writing games, letter games, word formation games and association games. All of them so that you can start reading, or improve reading in a simple and fun way with your little one.

Learning to Read Games | Akros Educational

The pre-reading roulette

Spin the roulette and search for images that start with a specific letter or phoneme, that contain that letter or phoneme, or that have a specific number of syllables! A game containing photographs to help you to mentally segment words into syllables and identify phonemes and letters in a progressive way. Phonological awareness is essential for creating a...
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Tactile letter cards with punctuation signs

Tactile pre-writing cards for working with letters and punctuation signs using touch to identify tactile surfaces. Includes capital and lower-case letters, differentiating in each case the vowels from the consonants. Inspired by the Montessori methodology. (Includes letters: - ç - l·l - ñ)
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A briefcase containing 216 letter cards with capitals on one side and lower case on the other. It also includes letters from the alphabets of other languages.
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Macro puzzle abecedario

Make and complete the alphabet with this macro puzzle. Match the objects with their corresponding initial. A puzzle size poster is included.
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Photo-making words

32 photos and 88 letters to form the word represented by each photo. It also lets you create lots of other words. It can be used to form words in 11 different languages.
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Search for letters (spanish)

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32 pictures and 88 letters to form the word represented by each picture. It also lets you create lots of other words.
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Search for letters (french)

32 pictures and 88 letters to form the word represented by each picture. It also lets you create lots of other words.
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Rewritable dice

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Set of three rewritable dice with an erasable felt-tip pen for working on all kinds of concepts.
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Lotto: 72 food items

A lotto game of 72 food items to practice association in two different ways: picture plus picture, and picture plus word (name of the food item).
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Lotto: 72 animals

A lotto game of 72 animals to practice association in two different ways: picture plus picture, and picture plus word (name of the animal).
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Self-learning: verbs

A game of association for matching 108 verbs with their corresponding images. Available in a wide variety of languages.
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Autodictado sustantivos

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Association game to match 108 nouns with their corresponding image. It is available in a wide variety of languages.
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Logo-bits cards for oral motor speech therapy

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These orofacial practice cards help people to adopt the correct positioning of the lips, tongue, jaw and palate, maximizing the coordination and strength of the orofacial muscles. Orofacial praxis cards are part of Myofunctional Therapy (TMF) which is especially recommended for re-educating the habits of sucking, breathing, chewing, swallowing,...
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Lecto-bits cards for starting to read with vowels

These pre-reading cards are based on a very simple concept vowels and an entertaining working system: Lecto-Bits. They help to develop the habit of reading without the need to know all the letters in the alphabet, just the vowels. The set contains five blocks with different levels of difficulty.  This cards help to accelerate the normal process of...
LECTO-BITS D’INITIATION A LA LECTURE PAR LES VOYELLES. Cartes d’initiation à une lecture facile par les voyelles grâce à un système d’entraînement ludique :  les «Lecto-bits ». Permet de développer l’habileté à la lecture sans la nécessité de connaître toutes les lettres de l’alphabet (seulement les voyelles). Contient six niveaux de difficulté. Les...
These cards feature all the phonetic syllables in the alphabet to help improve recognition of letters, speed up the reading process and help to identify whether there is any anomaly in a particular phonetic group so this can subsequently be worked on with the relevant Logo-Bit cards. These cards help to speed up the normal reading learning process of any...

When children are taught to read, they receive the main tool for expanding their world and how to relate to it. Thanks to reading, they are able to decipher more complex messages than those transmitted by speech. According to recent studies, there are similarities between brain reactions when reading about something and when a person experiences that something in reality.

Reading games enhance learning by motivating children and consolidating knowledge already acquired. Through reading games, children learn to see it as a pleasure and not reject it as just another school assignment.

Games to learn to read

Games to improve reading comprehension provide a playful component to learning. Among them are the following:

  • Phrase games with messy words that children should order.
  • Storytelling games. The child is given a short text with some information about a story and can expand on it. Another mechanic of the game is to show images to the child and he has to figure out which ones are related to the story.

In addition, Akros' stories have audio support, making the experience even more interactive. The reading and play of parents with their children is fundamental for the development of this capacity of the children.

Syllabic reading method

The analytical or syllabic method was created so that the child can work progressively on the knowledge of the alphabet and then get to know the major units such as syllables and words. The method adds a dynamic component to the process, while stimulating the child's logical capacity.

Thanks to this didactic approach, the child learns to break down words into their different parts, improves spelling and associates a corresponding phoneme with each grapheme. In time, the child himself becomes aware of the possible combinations of letters and their corresponding phonemes.

The analytical method may seem to have a slower learning curve, but it ensures that the child understands the meaning of what he or she is reading. Another didactic approach, the global method, defends reading speed, without taking into account possible spelling mistakes due to the speed of the learning process. There is also a mixed method that combines both approaches.

In the Akros store you can find educational games to help your children learn to read, as well as to encourage the development of other skills, such as speech and pronunciation, fine motor skills or attention, among others.

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