What's it all about?
Let's Game! is a community support program for families in the Fyansford district.
Let's Game! relies on parents to implement the activities; all of which are designed to meet the needs
of children in their primary-school years.
Let's Game! is not a literacy or numeracy program. Rather, it has as its focus the development of pupils' thinking skills.
in plain talk, what's it all about?
Let's Game! has three programs
1. Mind Stretchers
Weekly home-activity units each containing a developmental series of challenges grouped into three levels: for Young Ones, Juniors and Seniors.
The units include:
Comparative Concepts (Young Ones)
Number-Play (all levels)
Logics (all levels)
Arty Stuff (all levels)
Source: Mind Stretchers Books: Introductory, 1 and 2
2. Topical Explorations
Developmental, sequentially-skilled home explorations; each with a focus on a different topic. Topics will be posted as a total unit containing eight activity sheets. Thus, parents will be able to select activities most appropriate to their individual children; ranging from Young Ones to Advanced. The range of topical explorations could include (depending on community preference) the following:
The Tangram ~ Puzzles based around the ‘tangram’
Blocks-n-dice ~ Puzzles based around ‘dice’
Match-It ~ Puzzles based around ‘matches’
Networking ~ Puzzles based around ‘networks’
Space Dividers ~ Puzzles based around the concept of ‘space’
Word Stretchers ~ Vocabulary development games and puzzles
My Word! ~ Children express opinions on given topics
Tactix ~ Strategy gaming for pairs
Solos ~ Puzzles for individual children
Number Games ~ for groups / class
Source: Game-Play Program Books: 1-3, Play the Game Books: 1-3, Tactix, Word Stretchers
A series of independent activity sheets drawing from all areas of the primary ‘number’ curriculum with a focus on reasoning, clear thinking and problem solving. Good numeracy and literacy skills are essential. This program is geared more to the independent and skilled student functioning at a higher level, i.e. top year-6 to 8.
Source: Blast-Off! Books: A-D