• How to Make Homework More Fun

    Turn sight word practice and math facts practice into a game. Use any board game where players take turns. Use the flash cards as playing cards. Turn cards upside down. Each player must turn a card over and read it aloud by the count of 3 or he loses a turn.

    Play Concentration or Memory: make a second copy of the word cards. Turn both sets of cards face down. Players must try to find identical words...but the words must be read aloud by the count of 3 before a player can take them. Make this game a little more difficult be using one set of word cards and one set of definitions for the words. To practice math facts, one set of cards should have the problems; the second set should be the answers.

    Spotlight a Word: Spread the word cards face up on the floor. Turn off the lights. Give your child a flashlight and have him shine it on a word card. He must read the word that's "spolighted". Continue until all or most of the words have been read.

    "Swat-a-Word": spread the word cards face up on the floor. Give your child a fly swatter. He should read a word card as he swats it.
    Continue until all or most of the words have been read.