Fun Foundations is the launching pad for literacy. It is designed to absorb and engage students, using cooperative games to promote discovery and exploration of foundational English language and literacy skills. In a primary setting, Fun Foundations can help students fill gaps in early literacy knowledge and quickly catch up with their peers. Fun Foundations is also appropriate for early childhood settings to help prepare children for formal literacy learning.
The 114 lessons in Fun Foundations take only 10 minutes per day to teach. They build the foundational skills that are critical for literacy success:
New knowledge is taught using a discovery model, which stimulates children’s curiosity and sense of achievement.
Lessons are engaging and fun.
The Alphabet Bop books use rhythm and rhyme to teach letter names and sounds. The rhythmical, rhyming text engages children and captures their interest and sense of fun.
These books teach children to:
Book 1 includes hard c and g and short vowel sounds.
Book 2 includes soft c and g and long vowel sounds.
This knowledge is essential as a foundation for learning how the alphabetic code of English works.
These 172 cards and the supporting Foundational Skills Development Guide provide everything you need to support oral language development and phonological awareness skills through developmentally appropriate, child-centered games.
156 Picture Cards are used in a variety of games to:
16 Cue Cards are used with the Picture Cards to help children:
The Fun Foundations Game Book contains a variety of easy and engaging games and activities that use the Picture and Cue Cards to build oral language, phonological and phonemic awareness, and sound-letter knowledge.
The games can be used in conjunction with the Fun Foundations lessons or on their own as a way to bolster foundational skills in a whole-class or intervention setting.
Find out how Fun Foundations can help you build the foundational skills all students need to begin their literacy journey.