Tip of the Week—Games
For your activity this week make a game or activity for parents to take
home and use with their children.
Games are great ways to get children involved in reading and literacy
activities. Or bring in some board games for families to play together at
the end of the evening.
- Warm Up Activity—Do a warm up activity with participants.
There are instructions for an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt included in
this kit (see p. 6).
- Expectations—Ask parents what their expectations of the
evening are. Flipchart the responses and
then try to meet those expectations.
- Group Agreements— Review the Group Agreements.
Group Brainstorm & Discussion
- Review what happened during the week
- What kinds of literacy activities did you do at home last week?
- Did you follow your action plan?
- How did it go?
- Brainstorm how games can be used to help children with literacy.
- Can you play the Alphabet Scavenger Hunt game at home with your children?
- Give out the Games, Games, Games handout and the Reading and Writing handout
- Go over them with the participants