Wow! You don’t need me to tell you it’s been an absolute scorcher in the UK. The shops have sold out of cold drinks and lollipops and we’re all wondering how to entertain the kids in this heat! I have to say I’ve never been a fan of Pac-Man or arcade games. I’m certainly a fan of the great outdoors and less screen time. However, even I’ve enjoyed CodeBreakers online games.
Whack-a-mole is pretty addictive!
We started working on the games back in spring and shared them with a few students who gave great reviews. Some of you may know that I became a dyslexia specialist due to seeing my dad struggle to read and spell all his life. My dad, aged 74, was one of the people who tested the games. Despite having a daughter trained to help people to read and spell he’d never really taken up my invitations to help, he’d always felt it was too late.
He tried CodeBreakers games and started to ask me for more. Within a few days he’d got out his paper and pen and started to practise spelling again. By the end of the week he asked me to send him some CodeBreakers games and workbooks.
Within a week or so he decided he wanted to try to read a book. At 74, my dad had NEVER read a book in his life. I found a copy of Kes, I knew it would appeal to him as he’d watch the film. I went round to visit him a couple of weeks later and he sat and read some pages to me. I honestly couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I sat there and took in every moment of him confidently reading the book aloud to me. I still feel emotional writing this now.
Of course, I’m not claiming that with a few short games my dad could miraculously read. However, it gave him the confidence and self belief to try to read again. He read Kes twice, just because he could! He’s now on book no 3!
Series 1 & 2 of CodeBreakers online games are now available, with more to come.
The games are a stand alone resource. They’ll also work to add more fun learning opportunities to our range of CodeBreakers workbooks.
We’ll be developing more games from CodeBreakers throughout the summer. Each set of games will match the CodeBreakers workbooks.
For just £1.99 you’ll be able to play 10 games to practise 1 sound/pattern. Play as many times as you like.
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