Thursday, August 16, 2007
Our Newest Reading Resource
Yup. It's a Pokemon game and it involves reading. Lots and lots of reading.
Catherine's been wanting to read chapter books for awhile but has been intimidated by them and unwilling to put in the practice needed to make the reading easier. Until last night when, walking through Walmart with a stash of birthday and saved allowance cash she spotted Pokemon Diamond for the Nintendo DS.
The DS, which was being ignored lately, is getting a workout like it hasn't seen since she first got it. Her reading skills are getting a workout too. The game has a constant stream of instructions and dialogues that you must read to make progress. While there's nothing tremendously difficult to read in the game she's getting the practice she hadn't until now. Now granted, this is one day into playing the game but the determination with whiched she's approached the reading part of it is different from other games she's played so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is the motivation that carries her over the current hump in her reading.