Disclosure: I received the product mentioned to facilitate my Lakeshore Learning Review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and those of my family.
The school year is winding down for many families. So what do you do for summer break? How about a fun learning game to see if your children are ready for the next school year?
Lakeshore Learning has been offering high-quality educational products since 1954. You can shop for products by category or grade/age. They offer so much! It’s been one of my favorite places to shop for educational products, though my husband says I always take too long when I’m in their store! 😉
Lakeshore Learning offers Are You Ready? Game Shows that offers a fun and exciting way to keep children’s learning fresh and help to determine if they’re ready for the next grade level. For each grade level there are 6 different games that let children earn pretend money for every math and language question they answer correctly.
For our review we received the Are You Ready for 2nd Grade? Game Show. Both of our older two children are currently learning most subjects at the 2nd Grade level, but we homeschool year round with a January to November schedule so we can take breaks as needed. So although they’re already learning more subjects at a 2nd Grade level, we’re only part way into our homeschool year, so I knew Are You Ready for 2nd Grade? Game Show would be a great, fun way to build more upon what they are learning and also help me gauge where they are so far.
Are You Ready for 2nd Grade? Game Show is easy to set up and get started! Because it is presented in such a fun fashion, they really enjoy it and yet they are learning so much! Not only are they learning what is one the cards, but they are also working on counting money as well, which is an added bonus! Plus since they’re at the same grade level they are able to play at the same time, too, which adds to the game. It’s another great educational opportunity as they are learning to follow rules and take turns.
The Are You Ready for 2nd Grade? Game Show comes with the questions for the games, game board, score tracker, pretend money and reward coupons. One thing I appreciated is that the money resembles real money. I want them to recognize what real dollars look like and not just the number. I also appreciate the reward coupons because there definitely has to be a prize, and we get to pick what that prize will be! The game board offers a tray for the cards that were answered/completed correctly and one for those that aren’t.
It’s not all just verbal, though! Are You Ready for 2nd Grade? Game Show isn’t just a question and answer game. There are a variety of questions and many can be answered verbally. Some of the questions, though, require more, though, such as drawing a picture. We all liked that it shakes things up a bit and offers so much. They never complain of boredom while playing!
If you think it sounds like just fun and games, though, it definitely is much more. It is fun, and it is presented in a game style, but they are keeping their minds sharp. Plus, as the parent you can go to the Are You Ready? Game Shows page and enter the incorrect cards in the Post-Game Assessment. This pinpoints any areas in which they may need extra help. It also provides FREE printable activities and recommendations on resources that may be helpful to help strengthen those areas.
Overall, I’m so impressed with the Are You Ready for 2nd Grade? Game Show. It’s fun, educational, and provides a lot of additional resources and educational opportunities. We will continue to use it throughout the rest of our homeschool year as well to offer fun, educational moments and regular assessments.
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