The fun learning game you can play in just 5 minutes a day and improve your child’s reading!
Learning sight words by playing nightSTIX using teachSTIX reuseable decals
Stick 10 STIX to your child’s ceiling or wall.
Turn off the lights & give your child a flashlight.
Have your child spotlight one word at a time.
Say each spotlighted word out loud with your child.
Repeat this process for 5 minutes each night until your child has memorized 10 STIX© words.
Now stick 10 more STIX© up on the ceiling or wall – now there are 20 STIX to repeat.
Continue this game – adding 10 words at a time – until all sight words are memorized.
You will be amazed at the boost to reading skills this simple process provides!
Each teachSTIX set includes several blank wildcards. Fill these out with words that your child would like to read: your child’s name, a pet’s name, your hometown, and add them to the nightSTIX game.
More gametime fun with teachSTIX
SimonSTIX for the classroom – Stick each word on a child and give silly directions for each “stix.” e.g., “And stomp your feet”, “One jump up and down.”
Tic-Tac Toe: Stick the words on a tic-tac toe grid and have the child say “where” they want to place their x or o. “Put an x on ‘eat’”
DanceSTIX – Stick each word to the floor, play some music, and have the children dance. When you stop the music, each child must jump on a word and shout it out loud.
ChairSTIX– Stick the words on each child’s chair. Play musical chairs and have the children read the word as they sit down.
TossSTIX – stick the words on the floor and have kids throw bean bags. They must say the word their bean bag lands on.
Bingo – Give each team/child enough sticks to make equal columns and rows (e.g. 9 for a 3×3 board, 16 for a 4×4 board). Once the boards are made, have the kids place markers on the words as they are called. The first to get Bingo wins!
TagSTIX – Have each child “wear” 3-5 words. Shout out a word and the children have to search and tag the child with that word affixed to their back.