I remembered playing Scrabble with my family only after I turned 9 or so. I was delighted to find a junior version so younger kids can play it when they are just 5! This word game is certainly entertaining for these young children as well. This Scrabble Junior grows with your child with two levels of games. On the first level, players need to fill out predetermined words already on the board. But here is the catch. You would have to fill in the letters in order and not randomly. In other words, a single word can only be filled out one letter at a time and in order. But you sometimes luck out when the conjoining word gets filled out first. The person who completes a word first gets a chip and the person with the most chips win.
This game is wonderful for kindergarten kids who would easily master the spelling of the words on the board. They also learn to think, analyze the whole board and see how to best use their 2 letters in each turn. It also teaches them to strategize and make the most of each letter block they have in front of them. And as in any board games, they learn the art of winning and losing gracefully and end up having a blast with family and friends.
Once your little one has mastered this level, turn the board around and you get to enjoy the traditional Scrabble game where the English dictionary is your limit!! This would certainly help them make the best words and learn some new ones from the older players in the group. I would always keep a dictionary handy so new words could be explained clearly right there and then. What a fun way to improve a child’s vocabulary!
Scrabble Junior is a great way to introduce fun words to children and have them expand their vocabulary while playing. They get to learn words from one another and even find out what they mean. This is a great game to also strengthen their spelling skills. Friends can gather together on play dates and help each other learn more new words and use them the right way. Families can work with their child and have hours of fun, while watching all the cool words their kid has learned over the years.
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I certainly enjoyed Scrabble Junior for kids. What do you think? Would kids in kindergarten enjoy this fun and easy game of Scrabbles while they wait to play the real game? Would they enjoy learning new words during play time? Do share your thoughts with us.