Educational Insights Alpha Catch - 4 - 8 Years

  • Alpha Catch
  • A fun, physical way to practise letter names and sounds whilst improving motor skills
  • It's a phonemic awareness home run!

Product Description

  • Kids take turns tossing self-stick balls, catching them with the sticky catcher's mitts, and playing fun phonics games about the letters on each ball
  • It's a phonemic awareness home run
  • Games include:
  • Letter Line Up - "What letter is that?"
  • Ace the Sound - "What sound does that letter make?"
  • Beginning Sounds Catch - "Say a word that begins with that sound!"
  • Ending Sounds Catch - "Say a word that ends with that sound!"
  • Middle Sounds Catch - "Say a word that has that sound in the middle!"
  • Word Catch - "Can you make a word with the letters you caught?"
  • Round Robin Play - "All questions above are asked as a group of kids tosses and catches the balls
  • Includes:
  • 4 catcher's mitts
  • 26 soft, self-stick alphabet balls featuring upper- and lowercase letters and teacher's guide with 7 interactive games
  • Practices letter names, sounds and beginning phonics

Directions

Getting Ready Setting Up Teams • Two teams of two players: Each player has his or her own mitt. Give each team half the balls. • Four teams of two players: One player is the “pitcher.” The pitcher throws the ball, but does not have a mitt. The other player is the “catcher.” The catcher uses the mitt. Children switch positions when they are done. Give each team one-fourth of the balls. Play Ball! Give each team a container of balls. Have teams switch containers when they are done. All-Star Games Children have a ball learning alphabet and phonics skills with these fun toss-and-catch games! Depending on the age and experience of your students, they can play these games with or without adult assistance. Letter Line Up Players take turns tossing balls to one another, naming the letters shown. Ace the Sound Players take turns tossing balls to one another, saying letter sounds, such as /b/, /c/, /d/, etc. Note: Play with consonant balls only. Beginning Sounds Catch Players take turns tossing balls to one another, naming words that begin with the sounds of the letters shown. Note: Play with consonant balls only. Ending Sounds Catch Players take turns tossing balls to one another, naming words that end with the sounds of the letters shown. Note: Play with consonant balls only. In addition, you may wish to remove letters such as c, h, j, q, v, w, y, and z. Middle Sounds Catch Play this game with vowel balls (red) only. Have children take turns throwing the balls to one another, saying words that have the target vowels in the middle. Short- and long-vowel words are permitted. Round Robin This game is best played with adult supervision. Have four children stand in a circle with an adult. Toss a ball to Player 1, who identifi es the letter shown. Player 1 throws the ball to Player 2, who identifi es the letter’s sound. Player 2 throws the ball to Player 3, who says a word that begins with the letter. Player 3 throws the ball to the last player, who says a word that ends with the letter, and then tosses the ball back to you. Play rounds until all letters have been used. Note: Play with consonant balls only. Word Catch This game is best played with adult supervision. Reinforce simple short-vowel word formation. Toss three letters, such as t, c, and a, to a student. Have the student make the correct word (cat), then throw the balls back to you.

Review

Educational Insights is a leading manufacturer of learning toys and innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms worldwide. For nearly 50 years, Educational Insights has been a trusted source for teachers and parents for quality, award-winning educational products in math, science, social studies, language, language arts, reading, early childhood, Spanish, ELL, ESL teaching and classroom management. Our products invite children to explore fine motor skills, social skills, creativity, theme-based learning, imaginative play, time telling, money math and measurement. Product brands include Foamfetti, Hots Dots, PlayForm, GeoSafari, GeoVision, ReMARKable, Classroom Jeopardy, Teaching Tiles and Smart Talk. Product types include games, puzzles, card games, board games, wooden puzzles, classroom kits, electronics, reading manipulatives, math manipulatives, pocket charts, activity books, activity kits, science kits, teacher resources and classroom organization tools.

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Educational Insights

Manufactured by

Educational Insights, Inc.

HCODE

EDIN10083

MPN

EI-2845

EAN CODE

086002028457

Condition

NEW

Age Range

4 years - 8 years

Gender

Unisex

£29.04
£37.14
£2.42 credit back reward with this item.


Expected Despatch By 08/06/2016
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