Does The Word Search Game Helps Children to Learn?

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A Word search puzzle or word search game consists of a group of jumbled words with certain words aligned correctly inside a square or rectangular grid. A group of words is given to search in it. These words can be aligned in any manner inside the grid. It can be aligned vertically, horizontally, slanting, and even upside down. The word search game ends when you find all the given words in the grid. Sometimes instead of giving the words to find, some puzzles are given to find the words, and then we have to search in that grid.

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Different ways of using word search game

  • Number Path concepts
  • Letter Path concepts
  • Word concepts
  • Any language word search
  • theme concepts

Number Path concepts

The numbers can be used in number path concepts to find the path. For example, arrange numbers from 1 – 10 correctly to find the path. Here instead of letters, jumbled numbers will be given. This type of activity helps kids to learn number orders and sequences.

Letter Path concepts

In letter path concepts, Letters are used to find the path. For example, arrange the letters correctly to find the path. The difference is that instead of words you have to arrange the letters in the correct order.

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Word Path concepts

In word path concepts, letters are joined to find the given words. The words can be arranged in any order and in any language.

Theme concepts

In these concepts, the words given to search will be in a particular theme. For example, Christmas theme words, fruits theme words, and vegetable theme words will be given.

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Conclusion

Word search game is absolutely fine to be used as a teaching tool. If you want your kid to well verse in words or any order learning word search can be used. It’s a play and learning method. For example, if you’re practicing your kid’s number names. You can give the number names in the grid and ask the kid to find them. Word search can be used for practicing any concept.

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  • Three letter words
  • Name, Place, Animal, Thing
  • Tamil two-letter word search

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