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Unique Educational Toys That Teach Spelling!

Updated on December 7, 2012

Make Spelling Fun for Kids by Making it a Game...

If you have school age kids then you know how difficult it can be to motivate kids to work on their writing, spelling, and phonics. Typically schools will send home weekly word lists that kids are supposed to write ten times each (or more) to help them learn by repetition but that can be incredibly boring for them and learning should be fun so that kids WANT to participate in the process. But how can you make spelling fun?

Lucky of for us parents there are lots of awesome toys on the market that can make spelling and writing fun! These toys can be used for teaching reading and writing to new learners, they can be used in conjuction with school spelling lists, and some are perfect for travel so that learning can take place anywhere.. even on vacation.

They help to develop abilities that required to learn how to read, such as word recognition and memory. Through fun repetition you will see your kids spelling prowess amaze you day after day and they will just think they are playing with a toy.

This lens has some of my favorite spelling toys, many of which I use in my own home with my kids. They are particularly great for homeschoolers! Enjoy!

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It's Not Rocket Science

Help Kids Enjoy the Learning Process by Making it a Game...

Flash Cards are Boring - Gimme a Toy!

Flash Cards are Boring - Gimme a Toy!
Flash Cards are Boring - Gimme a Toy!

TAG Word Discovery Game

What's that word? Basic set consists of word board and letter cards that include letters for complete alphabet with extra vowels and consonants. Child or teacher selects letter cards from the back to spell a word. To play, child tosses the die to determine which color card can be turned to reveal a letter and then has a chance to guess the word. Child continues to play until a word is guessed correctly. One or more children can play. Set of lowercase letter cards sold separately. Made in the USA!

Word Ring Toss - So MUCH fun!!

It's a game! No, it is a sport! No, its a genius way to learn how to spell!!

Toss the rings onto pegs to win a letter and build a word. Individual child or teams can play. Sturdy wooden base spins, increasing difficulty level. Includes 2 hand-held score boards (reversible chalk and write-and-wipe) and 6 toss rings.

TAG Spellmaster - My Favorite!!

TAG's unique learning center provides a sure way to learn how to spell.. It consists of a spelling tray with an attached chalkboard, wood tiles with individual letters and spelling picture word cards. A word is spelled by copying the word card. Letter tiles are placed in the correct sequence in the spelling tray. The word is studied, then the doors are closed. The child writes out the word on the chalkboard from memory. Correctness is checked by lifting the doors and matching the letter tiles to the handwritten word. Checking answers by lifting the doors provides positive reinforcement when correct and negative reinforcement when incorrect. This is ideal for the teaching of spelling, especially when the child works alone and checks his or her own answers - mistakes then become a part of the learning process and are not perceived in a negative way.

Spelling and Learning = FUN!

Spelling and Learning = FUN!
Spelling and Learning = FUN!

I Can Spell Puzzle

The I Can Spell Wood Puzzle is an heirloom game that teaches letter recoginition, alpahbetical order, and spelling in a fun way. The unique tray holds word cards and letters for spelling. Includes 45 word cards with pictures. Ages 3 to 6.

* Develops fine motor coordination by handling letters and placing them into the puzzle.

* Improves visual discrimination skills by discovering the differences among shapes and colors.

* Teaches the names of letters and their sounds.

* Presents alphabetical order.

* Introduces spelling with simple words.

See and Spell Puzzles

Eight brightly colored, 2-sided wooden puzzles add up to lots of spelling fun. Word boards and alphabet pieces come in a wood box for safekeeping. All 16 words are composed of 3 or 4 letters for the beginning speller.

Spinning Speller

Three four-sided blocks spin to make 3 dozen simple words and rhyme word. A classic way to develop early reading skills. Made in the USA from natural hardwood.

See and Spell

See and Spell
See and Spell

Any of these look useful to you? Tell me what you think.

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      UKMarkWilliam 5 years ago

      Interesting

    • joancol lm profile image

      joancol lm 5 years ago

      My kids will love any of these toys. Great list!

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      Tiffany3 5 years ago

      @Lisa-Marie-Mary: I had one of those!

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      Lisa-Marie-Mary 5 years ago

      When I was a kid, my Speak-N-Spell was one of my all-time favorite toys! Do you remember those? Great lens!

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I'm back for a visit. I love this collection of spelling toys. Blessed! http://www.squidoo.com/horseandpony-squidangel

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      justholidays 8 years ago

      Very interesting lens! Like the selection of educational toys!

      Dom.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      I love educational toys! These look great!

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      oztoo lm 8 years ago

      Great learning tools that are fun too. I wish I had something like this when my kids were little.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Yep. They do and they are teens! These are great gifts! I have always liked toys that help kids learn.

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Nice Work on your Lens. These are wonderful spelling toys. My kids used the flash cards and puzzles separately. It great to know that there are combined spelling toys that make learning fun. These toys will also make great gifts for my young nieces and nephews. Thanks!

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      HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      My daughter does not need help but I do. :) These are great. We had a few spelling toys when my daughter was younger. She loved them.

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      I love the Word Ring Toss game. It is the perfect game for kids on the move who learn in very active ways.

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      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Nice job! I'll have to try some of these for my kids!