Tag: boys

Taboo Buzz’d will get ’em reading
Games

Taboo Buzz’d will get ’em reading

Here’s a really fun game that will get your kids reading, and they won’t even knowing they’re practising their reading. Best of all, this game is electronic, which will make kids like it even more. Taboo is a popular board game–Taboo Buzz’d is an electronic version of it. You have to get your partner(s) […]

“The Hypnotists” by Gordon Korman
Boys Great books

“The Hypnotists” by Gordon Korman

Ever since he was a teenager and winning awards for his fabulous Macdonald Hall series, Canadian author Gordon Korman has been getting kids reading, and turning them into life-long readers. Korman has a knack for creating likeable, memorable characters, interesting worlds and unique situations. His new The Hypnotists is no exception. Like a playful […]

Big on literacy… big on gross
Boys Games

Big on literacy… big on gross

GROSS-ABULARY is very up-front about what it is. It’s a literacy game that’s gross. And we all know that kids—okay, especially boys—love gross. If your kid is “one of those,” then GROSS-ABULARY will be right up his alley. It’s a game about building gross sentences, using starter concepts like belch, armpit and […]

Bubbles are fragile things
Reading theory

Bubbles are fragile things

I resolve not to burst my kid’s bubble. I’ve been noticing lately that kids are subjected to a lot of scolding. The problem with scolding is that it can so easily be the cold bucket of water that douses the flames of creativity. Here’s what I mean. Kid: “Hey mom, […]