Write 3 letters in the spaces to form words based on the images in the crossword.
The first basic 3 letter crossword is a much loved activity, as they try to understand the image and translate it as a word on the grid. Here, the tortoise's back adds to a fun background to carry out this puzzle exercise with visual cues of images. Turning words into word plays at this age will make a cruciverbalist out of every child!
Set includes one wooden tortoise with a removable wooden shell on which we can write with a chalk, 6 cards printed back to back with the crossword clues and 2 chalk pieces. Size of tortoise - 39 cm x 27 cm x 1.2 cm
As children begin to learn and improve their vocabulary, they are ready to acquaint themselves with sight words (See How).
By writing the correct letters in the slot to form the appropriate words, children develop their visual, analytical as well as language skills. Crosswords stimulate children's sequencing, logical, analytical and problem-solving skills. It is one of the first simple word games that will help them think laterally in the future.
Show the child how to lift out the shell of the crossword, and place the paper with pictures of the crossword inside.
Then explain how the child has to see the picture and spell it and write it in the direction of the arrow indicated.
Ask the child to go systematically using the number given on the crossword as it increases in complexity.