UpWords is one of our favourite language games, and doubles as a "loose parts" Word Study Centre. It's a teacher pick for great design and flexibility of play: follow the rules or leave out for free play; teachers can even use these great stacking tiles and board for word work during guided reading, or one-on-one reading support!
The letter tiles come together on the raised game board to build words *and* they stack, to change words already in play!
The ability to lay a new letter over top of another is important, and makes UpWords more powerful for literacy learning than Scrabble or Bananagrams. This helps readers become phonemically flexible thinkers, who see the similarities and differences between words. FUN becomes FIN becomes PIN becomes PAN becomes PAD...
Don't keep this game on a shelf. Place all the letter tiles in a dish and practice this week's spelling words, or allow free play. Add some paper and writing utensils and you've got a whole literacy corner.
UPCYCLED: This game has been lovingly refurbished using lost & found pieces and multiple sets, to divert toy waste away from the landfill, and back into learning! Colours may differ from those depicted, due to the upcycled nature of this set.
- NEW organic cotton storage bag
- 90+ stacking, plastic letter tiles
- 1 game board which doubles as a word work surface, for study
- 4 letter tile trays
Condition: Excellent Used Condition
Ages: 3+ (small parts)
- Word work, spelling, phonemic awareness
- Creative language play