On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Hometown School hosted the annual Title 1 Family Literacy Night. This event is offered to all students and their families. Each family received a goody bag that had a schedule of which games they would play throughout the evening. Games such as Scrabble and Wordle offered students the chance to enhance their vocabulary skills by learning new words, and also teaches students the importance of taking turns and working together. Other games such as Guess Who and Headbandz help develop deductive reasoning and encourage a wide range of receptive & expressive language skills. Games like Jenga and Candyland were adapted to help with literacy by adding sight words, letter identification and CVC words to the pieces. Students needed to say the word or letter before moving their piece. There are so many benefits to playing games. Research shows that board games not only offer educational value, but can help improve things like: hand-eye coordination, number and shape recognition, counting, letter recognition and reading, visual perception, color recognition, and manual dexterity. Through play, children learn social skills and cooperation. The literacy team worked very hard to put this evening together for our families. A huge thank you to Mrs. Sheedy and Ms. Scheffler for hosting this night.
Candyland, Jenga, Scrabble and MORE!
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