Building a vast vocabulary is important for both adults and children. Did you know that by age 10 a child should know 40,000 words? It seems like a large number. Still, when you think about a common dinner conversation, I would guess that you would come close to at least 1,000 words. Why not put that vocabulary knowledge to the test in a game of Wordical.
Wordical is a fast-paced game of word building. The concept is easy to follow. Each player is dealt five consonant cards. Players take turn rolling the two vowel dice. Each player tries to make a word out of their consonants and the vowels. Each consonant has a point value. The goal is to create the highest point total combination with your letters.
This game is great for expanding a child's vocabulary in a fun setting. Many kids who struggle with learning find certain subjects boring. When learning becomes a game, kids become engaged and absorb the material.
I have played this game with my school aged children. Usually, the kids created words were in the two-four letter length. Still, each round provoked a discussion on correct spelling, different letter combinations and definitions of my larger word creations. If my kids remember one or two larger words that I created, the game has given them an advantage.
Wordical is a game sold by Educational Insights. It retails for $12.99 online.
Give your kids' vocabulary a boost with Wordical.