As I've mentioned before my oldest seems to respond best to creative ways of learning. She gets quickly worn out by school work even though she is only five and has no real homework other than what I make up for her. But still, we work on numbers, counting, phonograms, sight words, sequencing, math problems, etc. For a little girl who's imagination could keep her occupied all day long, these things offer little fun or satisfaction. So, I found this "game" and gave it to her for Christmas (cruel, maybe) and I'm so glad to say she loves it.
It's simply a game that teaches sight words. There are instructions on how to play, but right now we're just focusing on learning the first 50 words. All I do is "pop" them out of the box and help her learn them. As she learns the words, we see how fast we can make the popcorn pop. She is so proud when she can spout off the words in no time at all. Elementary, I know. So, if your needing a little assistance in the sight words department, this is a great trick to have up your sleeve - at least it has worked for us. Sometimes we do make some popcorn to snack on while we play our game. I let her listen as it pops from the popper faster and faster and faster. She gets all excited thinking she'll be able to "pop" her words just as fast.
If this is helpful, I'm so glad. If not, just pop some popcorn, enjoy and forget the rest of this post. :)