Parents and teachers often play simple games with primary grade students as a means of fun and education. However, once a child reaches the age of seven, her personal and educational development may be accelerated. According to the PBS Parents website, a typical 7-year-old has an increasing attention span, begins to recognise words by sight, enjoys sharing knowledge, and has an increased comprehension of mathematical equations. If your child is 7 years old, try enhancing his development by playing appropriate games for 7-year-old kids.
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"Subtraction Secrets" is a book of math-related puzzles, games and exercises that is designed to enhance learning. The book of educational games is frequently used by teachers as a mathematical learning tool, and the pages are large enough to be photocopied for multiple time usage. The book incorporates graphing, map reading, geography and subtraction equations into more than 30 children's games.
I Spy is a simple imagination and deduction game. Players take turns describing an object that is either in plain view or from their imagination. The player must tell her peers if the object is in the room or being imagined and then describe in detail the shape, colour, function and other determining factors related to the chosen object. The players then attempt to guess what the object is.
Sight Word Bingo
The term "sight words" describes words that children recognise and read without having to sound them out phonetically. Sight word games and exercises are typically incorporated into second grade learning curricula. Whether you are teaching a second grade class or encouraging study skills at home, sight word bingo can be a fun game for 7-year-old children. Using the same game rules as ordinary Bingo, make or print Bingo playing cards that display age specific sight words such as "little," "funny" or "jump" in lieu of numbers. Call out the sight words and have your child find and circle them on his Bingo cards. If he correctly identifies each word and achieves a complete row of circled words in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal order, offer a teat or prize as a reward.
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