Big Letter Bananagrams
The elderly and the very young have many needs in common: naps, easy access to a bathroom, frequent meals, and now Big Letter Bananagrams. Offering greater visibility for those with visual impairments, the Big Letter Bananagrams tiles are 50% larger than those in the regular Bananagrams set and have a bold, easily-discernible, higher-contrast font. This makes it is easier for your preschooler to find matching tiles, locate a particular letter, or, to challenge his auditory memory, find a short series of letters.
Turn the tiles over and play a memory game, or put the tiles in alphabetical order. Once you get started, you will be astonished at all that you can do with Big Letter Bananagrams, but if you are stumped, check out our Preschool handbook for our favorite games to play with Big Letter Bananagrams. Big Letter Bananagrams can also be used in the same way as its diminutive cousin, as an educational word game requiring no pencil, paper, or bulky board. Big Letter Bananagrams' simple, parallel play lets every member of the family play at his own level. There are many ways to play, from high-adrenaline strategy to relaxing solitaire, and Big Letter Bananagrams does all that. Big Letter Bananagrams features 144 tiles packaged in a yellow banana-shaped cloth tote bag.
Time To Play: 30 minutes or less
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
To be honest, we don't really use this much. I will save it and reintroduce it when my daughter is a little bit older.
We use these for speed Scrabble as well as for spelling for a dysgraphic child. He's highly motivated by moving tiles around rather that writing and the spelling practice in turn makes writing easier as it's one less skill he has to focus on while writing.
I had a copy of regular Bananagrams, but with toddlers around rarely got any use out of it lest the pieces would become choking hazards. When I saw the large tile version, I decided to give it a try because I like the kinesthetic aspect. My kids--ages 3 thru 6--all get something out of it. The youngest can tell me what sounds the letters make, and the older 2 like to put them together to spell out names and words.
Has been an excellent game to help my 6 year old continue to learn and spell her sight words.
I love these as a language resource, especially when paired with the preschool guide. It has so many wonderful ideas for how to utilize these. My daughter consistently enjoys the activities and has learned a ton. Thank you!