What It Is
NOTE: Take a moment to watch the video to understand this simple but fun game best. Wordsearch Junior is the sequel to Goliath Games' Wordsearch game. This "junior" version has revised rules for younger kids. There are 18 different puzzles in the game and three learning levels. The games for the younger kids include matching patterns and then move up to words with picture clues. Then there are word-only puzzles for older kids. No matter which level you play, pick a puzzle disk and insert it into the game base. The disks are large and have letters all over them, like a large version of the traditional paper-based word search puzzles. Then turn the disk so that it rotates and only one word shows in the space on the edge of the disk. That's the pattern or word you must find. Whoever finds it first grabs the blue squeaker and squeaks it. That person gets to place his or her colored chips on top of the pattern or the letters that make up that word. That player also spins the disk to reveal the next pattern or word. If you find a word that includes a letter with a chip already on it, you can replace it with your chip. The game continues until all the words have been found and the blank starting space reappears. There are between 13 and 19 patterns or words to find in each puzzle. The player with the most chips on the board at the end of the game wins. The game is for two to four players.
Why It’s Fun
Wordsearch Junior is a great way to help younger children with word recognition and spelling. Even though this is a learning game, we think it will appeal to kids because they'll love the race to find the patterns and words first. And the squeaker is pretty fun to play with.
Who It’s For
Wordsearch Junior is for ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Goliath's original Wordsearch is for ages 7 and up and sold separately.
This also helps with other basic reading skills and helps children with pattern distinction all in a fun and challenging context. The "pressure" to be the first to find the word or pattern helps kids develop and practice skills.