Name: Tine from Mummy in the City
Product Testing: Sight Word Swat
Age of child: 4.5 years
“Tine is a mum of two young children, and writes the London blog, Mummy in the City.
The blog is focused on life with young children in South West London, and covers everything from London family attractions and services to family travel and children’s products and fashion.”
What were your first thoughts when the product arrived?
It looked fun with the swatters, and I liked the colour coding on the double-sided cards, as this made it easy to sort them for different levels of reading.
How did you use the product?
I’ve played it together with my daughter (and her Teddy) many times now, and I always shout out the word and pretend I’m a bit slow, letting her (or Teddy) do the reading and win. Although it is for 1 to 4 players, I think it works particularly well when we do it just the two of us. I can then pick a mix of words I know would be good to practice and some I know she knows very well to give her confidence, and it’s only about having a laugh and not competing.
What are the educational benefits of the resource?
What did you like/dislike about the resource?
This game is the most fast-paced sight word game we’ve had. We could have printed a list of sight words to repeat too, but the Sight Word Swat makes it so much more fun and more natural for me to talk about sight words at home.
What is the long term appeal of the resource?
Big Girl loves it and asks me to play it with her, which I think shows how this game makes learning sight words fun, and it’s a game we’ve come to use regularly. The fact that there are 150 double-sided cards also means it’ll be relevant for longer than some of the other sight word resources we’ve tried.
Is the product unique?
It’s the only educational game I’ve seen with swatters!
Would you recommend this product to a friend?
Yes! It’s currently my favourite sight word resource.