At The Fidget Game, we focus on creating engaging and educational tools that make learning enjoyable for children. Our collection of reading games for 2nd grade is specifically designed to enhance reading skills through interactive play. Each game is crafted to align with educational standards while also capturing the interest of young learners. Combining fun and education ensures that children remain motivated and excited about improving their reading abilities. Our commitment to quality education is reflected in every product we offer.

The Fidget Game: Sight Word Edition
$29.99 $35.99
EXPECTED RESULTS AFTER 30 DAYS: 1. Master the most common words for their grade level! 2. Can differentiate between words they can and cannot sound out! 3. Improved reading confidence! 4. Can read age-appropriate texts!5. Increased fluency and comprehension skills!6. Connects reading with fun and game-play! Aligned with Science of Reading!  MAKES LEARNING FUN AND EXCITING  When learning is fun, kids spend hours playing educational games instead of mindlessly staring at electronic devices. READERS ARE LEADERS! It’s well-known by teachers that the best readers become leaders in the classroom because reading builds confidence. Help your child become a future leader today! BACKED BY RESEARCH! The Fidget game follows the Science of Reading (SoR). Our game uses the Heart Word Method and teaches children how to read decodable words (words that can be sounded out) and non-decodable words (heart words- the words they need to know by heart). BENEFICIAL TO CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA Learning to decode sight words is helpful to children with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. GREAT FOR ALL YOUNG READERS The Fidget game consists of 220 sight words broken down into grade levels from Pre-K to Grade 3, following the US common core standards. Recommended levels: Pre-K to Grade 3 What’s included in the kit: 5 packets of sight words broken down per grade level (total of 220 words). (Pre–Kindergarten - 40 words, Kindergarten - 52 words, 1st grade - 41 words, 2nd grade - 46 words, 3rd grade - 41 words) 1 x Dice 4 x Fidget Game Mats    1 x Instructions and Learning Guide
6 Extra CVC Fidget Mats (Word Pop)
$19.99 $24.99
6 DOUBLE-SIDED FIDGET MATS!Each mat has 12 CVC words on the front and 12 CVC words on the back! ALL THE CVC WORDS MATCH WITH WORD POP CARDS!Each mat can be played along with the game Word Pop. All the words match the 50 CVC word cards in the game Word Pop! EXTRA MATS FOR CLASSROOM USE Purchase 6 more CVC  to go along with the game Word Pop! for larger groups to play FLEXIBLE & DURABLE Our CVC fidget mats are made from high-quality silicone material that you can bend, twist, and squeeze, providing endless fun without worrying about wear and tear NON-TOXIC AND EASY TO CLEAN Crafted from non-toxic food-grade silicone, these toys are safe for everyone. Plus, cleaning is a breeze - just wipe away any dirt or residue, and they’re good to go!
Telling Time
$9.99 $14.99
CARD FEATURES Set includes 55  game cards ( 50 analog clock cards, 2 unicorn cards, 2 gremlin cards, 1 instruction card). For ages 3 and up. Learn and practice telling time ( hour, half- hour, quarter hour and 10 and 5 min intervals).  Big, bold, bright numbers are easy to read and focus on. Develop speed, accuracy, and confidence Portable and perfect for on-the-go learning!
Grade 1&2 Addition and Subtraction
$11.11 $14.99
CARD FEATURES Set includes 91 game cards ( 40 subtraction cards, 40 addition cards, 4 unicorn cards, 4 gremlin cards, 2 answer cards, 1 instruction card)  For ages 6 and up Learn and practice addition and subtraction facts to 20.  Big, bold, bright numbers are easy to read and focus on. Develop speed, accuracy, and confidence. Portable and perfect for on-the-go learning! 
Grade 1 & 2 Bundle
$44.44 $60.00
EXPECTED RESULTS AFTER 30 DAYS: 1. Master the most common words for their grade level! 2. Can differentiate between words they can and cannot sound out! 3. Improved reading confidence! 4. Can read age-appropriate texts!5. Increased fluency and comprehension skills!6. Connects reading with fun and game-play! 7. Master Telling Time!8. Learn addition and subtraction (facts to 20)A bundle to learn all grade level skills for Grade 1 & 2 Students!  Bundle Includes: 1) The Fidget Game: Sight Words 5 packets of sight words broken down per grade level (total of 220 words). Pre–Kindergarten - 40 words, Kindergarten - 52 words, 1st grade - 41 words, 2nd grade - 46 words, 3rd grade - 41 words. 1 x Dice 4 x Fidget Game Mats    1 x Instructions and Learning Guide 2) Telling time Cards  Set includes 55  game cards ( 50 analog clock cards, 2 unicorn cards, 2 gremlin cards, 1 instruction card). Learn and practice telling time ( hour, half- hour, quarter hour and 10 and 5 min intervals).  Big, bold, bright numbers are easy to read and focus on. Develop speed, accuracy, and confidence 3)  Addition & Subtraction Cards Set includes 91 game cards ( 40 subtraction cards, 40 addition cards, 4 unicorn cards, 4 gremlin cards, 2 answer cards, and 1 instruction card). Learn and practice addition and subtraction facts up to 20. Big, bold, bright numbers are easy to read and focus on. Develop speed, accuracy, and confidence.
 

Key Takeaways:

  • Enhanced Engagement: Reading games more effectively captivate children's interest than traditional methods, transforming reading into an enjoyable activity.
  • Improved Reading Skills: Games like The Fidget Game: Sight Word Edition help children recognize high-frequency words, expand vocabulary, and enhance comprehension.
  • Boosted Confidence: Immediate feedback and rewards in reading games encourage children to keep trying and improving, fostering a positive self-image as readers.

Popular Reading Games For 2nd Grade

Shark Tank Best Sellers Bundle (Grades 1, 2, 3)

The Shark Tank Best Sellers Bundle includes top-rated games to enhance learning from 1st to 3rd grade. This bundle features engaging activities focused on reading and math skills, such as The Fidget Game: Sight Words, Word Pop!, Telling Time Card Pack, and Grade 1&2 Addition and Subtraction Card Pack.

The Fidget Game: Sight Word Edition

The Fidget Game: Sight Word Edition is an interactive game that helps children learn and recognize high-frequency sight words. By mastering these common words, kids can distinguish between words they can and cannot sound out, boosting their reading confidence. This leads to improved fluency and comprehension when reading age-appropriate texts. The game makes learning fun, encouraging kids to spend hours playing educational games instead of mindlessly staring at screens.

Grade 1 & 2 Bundle

The Grade 1 & 2 Bundle offers games tailored to the learning needs of 1st and 2nd graders. This bundle helps children master common words, boosting their reading confidence and fluency. It also includes activities for telling time and learning addition and subtraction up to 20, all while making learning fun and engaging.

6 Extra CVC Fidget Mats (Word Pop)

Each mat can be used with the game Word Pop, matching all 50 CVC word cards. For classrooms, you can buy six extra CVC mats for larger groups. Our flexible and durable mats are made from high-quality silicone, which can be bent, twisted, and squeezed, providing endless fun without wear and tear.

Benefits Of Reading Games For 2nd Graders

Enhanced Engagement

Interactive reading games captivate children’s interest more effectively than traditional learning methods. By incorporating colorful graphics and fun activities, these games keep kids motivated and excited about learning. They transform reading from a chore into an enjoyable activity, making it easier for children to stay focused. As a result, children are more likely to practice reading regularly, reinforcing their skills.

Improved Reading Skills

Games like The Fidget Game: Sight Words and Word Pop! are specifically designed to improve essential reading skills. They help children recognize high-frequency words, expand their vocabulary, and enhance comprehension. By engaging with these games, children can practice reading in a dynamic and interactive way. This targeted practice helps develop fluency and accuracy in reading, which are critical for academic success.

Boosted Confidence

Reaching milestones and achieving goals within reading games significantly boosts children's confidence. These games provide immediate feedback and rewards, encouraging children to keep trying and improving. As children see their progress, they develop a positive self-image as readers. This increased confidence can translate into a greater willingness to tackle more challenging reading materials.

Active Learning

Promoting active learning through hands-on, interactive activities involves children in a more engaging way. This approach helps children learn by doing, which enhances retention and understanding of reading concepts. Engaging multiple senses makes it easier for children to grasp and remember new information. By participating in these games, children can apply what they have learned in a practical context, reinforcing their knowledge. This method ensures that learning is both effective and enjoyable for young learners.

Versatility

These versatile tools can be used in various educational settings, such as at home or in the classroom. They offer a flexible learning option tailored to individual learning styles and needs. Parents and teachers can easily integrate these games into daily routines or lesson plans. This adaptability ensures that children can benefit from them regardless of their learning environment. The flexibility of these tools makes them valuable for enhancing children's reading skills in multiple contexts.

How To Choose The Right Reading Game

Identify Your Child’s Learning Needs

The first step in choosing the right reading game is identifying your child’s specific learning needs. Assess whether they need help with vocabulary, comprehension, or fluency. Understanding their strengths and weaknesses will guide you to the most suitable game. This ensures that the game targets areas where your child needs the most support, making the learning process more effective.

Consider Age And Skill Level

Select games that are appropriate for your child's age and reading level. Games designed for 2nd graders, like those from The Fidget Game, are tailored to meet the developmental needs of children in this grade. Choosing age-appropriate content ensures the challenges are suitable and manageable for your child. This alignment helps maintain their interest and prevents frustration.

Look For Engaging Content

Choose games that feature engaging and interactive content. Games incorporating fun elements, such as colorful graphics and tactile activities, will keep your child motivated and interested in learning. Engaging content ensures that learning feels like play, which can increase the time and effort your child is willing to invest. Interactive elements also help reinforce learning through hands-on experience.

Read Reviews And Recommendations

Research reviews and recommendations from other parents and educators. Insights from others can help you determine the effectiveness and enjoyment level of the game. Reviews often highlight the pros and cons that you might not have considered. This feedback can be invaluable in making an informed decision that aligns with your child's needs and preferences.

Tips For Using Reading Games Effectively

  • Set a Regular Schedule: Incorporate reading games into your child’s daily routine by setting a regular schedule. Consistency helps reinforce learning and makes it a natural part of their day. Aim for short, frequent sessions to keep them engaged without overwhelming them. Regular practice ensures steady progress and skill retention.
  • Encourage a Positive Attitude: Encourage a positive attitude towards reading games by celebrating small achievements. Praise your child for their efforts and progress, no matter how small. Positive reinforcement boosts their confidence and motivates them to keep learning. Create a supportive environment where learning is fun and rewarding.
  • Combine with Traditional Reading: Use reading games to supplement traditional reading activities. Combining games with reading books, storytelling, and other literacy activities provides a well-rounded learning experience. This approach helps reinforce and apply the skills learned in games in different contexts. Balancing both methods ensures comprehensive skill development.
  • Monitor Progress and Adjust: Regularly monitor your child’s progress and adjust the games as needed. Pay attention to areas where they excel and where they struggle. Adapt the game difficulty or switch to different games to address their evolving needs. Continuous assessment and adjustment ensure that the learning remains effective and targeted.

Encouraging Parental Involvement With Reading Games

Benefits Of Parental Involvement

Parental involvement in using reading games can significantly boost a child's learning experience. When parents participate, it reinforces the importance of reading and learning at home. It also provides an opportunity for bonding and supporting the child's educational journey. Active involvement helps parents monitor progress and provide encouragement, making the learning process more effective and enjoyable.

How To Get Involved

Parents can get involved by setting aside regular time to play reading games with their children. They can also help by guiding the child through more challenging aspects of the game, providing explanations and encouragement. Additionally, discussing the games and related reading activities can further reinforce the skills being learned. By being actively involved, parents can enhance their child's motivation and success with reading games.

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