Let the games begin!
We’ve heard More Ziggy, please! on a daily basis, so I’m excited to share this beautiful book with you! This is a supplement to Level 1 of the All About Reading series, and it’s a fun way to provide additional practice for your beginning reader.
Here is the “Blast Off with Ziggy” game from the book. You simply remove the perforated game pages and paste them into your own file folder.
To play, choose your game piece.
If you need an extra player, Ziggy is always a willing participant. The Zigzag Zebra is already a familiar face to users of our pre-reading program, but if you’re just meeting Ziggy for the first time, you’ll soon discover that he is a young zebra who is learning to read right along with your student. He is a supportive friend for beginning readers, and he likes to have a good time as he learns. And if you don’t own our plush Ziggy puppet, don’t despair! We’ve included a paper Ziggy in the book, and you can paste his likeness onto a file folder and prop him up to play along.
When you are done playing, store the instructions and game pieces in the front pocket that is included in the book.
It’s pretty cool: Ziggy travels to each continent and practices his reading skills. Here he is teaching sheep in New Zealand how to read.
And here Ziggy goes to the beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
Other destinations include Paris, a Caribbean island, Mongolia, and the South Pole. The book includes a map so your child can keep track of the places visited.
You can store your reading games in a file drawer, between two bookends on a book shelf, or in a plastic storage bin. Your kids will want to take them out again and again!
Have you ever used games and reading activities to motivate or teach your beginning reader? Please share in the comments below! We can all learn from each other!