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December 08, 2014
Bingo! I Know That Word by Sight!

Many commonly-used words are difficult for children to sound out phonetically. Words like “because” and “always” are good examples. While learning involves more than mere memorization, it will be a huge boost to your developing reader to know certain words by heart. You can make the process more fun through games. One possibility: Sight-Word Bingo, played just like ordinary Bingo. Instead of numbers, make Bingo playing cards with words you see frequently in your child’s books. Call the word aloud and tell your child to circle each word on the Bingo card. Once he gets a row (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal), it’s Bingo!


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