- 72 Zingo! Sight Word Tiles
- 6 Double-Sided Zingo! Cards
- 1 Zingo! Zinger
Zingo! Sight Words is a fun and interactive word game that brings fast-paced excitement and learning to the classic game of Bingo!
Players learn to quickly recognize and read sight words, which are words with spelling that is not always straightforward.
Sight words are the most frequently used words in the English language and make up about 50-75% of all written material. Learning and mastering sight words is a key step in becoming a successful, fluent reader.
The sight words used in this game have been specially selected by leading educators as the most fundamental for reading development.
Sight Words Skills:
Playing Zingo! Sight Words will help children develop these important skills:
- Sight word recognition
- Observation and perception
- Concentration and memory
- Fine motor skills and coordination
- Following instructions
- Taking turns
- Winning and losing
Object of the Game
Be the first to cover all the spaces on your Zingo! card with matching word tiles!
Remove the top from the Zingo! Zinger. Take out the 72 tiles and scramble them.
Load the tiles back in the Zinger in two equal stacks and replace the top. All players should have a clear view of the Zingo! Zinger before play begins.
Each player selects a Zingo! card. Cards are double-sided to allow for two levels of play. The green side is less competitive and the red side is more competitive. All players should have the same colored side facing up.
Decide whether one player will serve as Dealer and operate the Zingo! Zinger, or whether players will pass the Zinger each turn, giving everyone a chance to operate the device during a game. We recommend choosing an adult or older child to be the first Dealer.
The Dealer slides the Zingo! Zinger forward and back to reveal two tiles.
When a player sees a Word Tile that matches the word on his/ her Zingo! Card, the player calls out the word, takes the tile and covers the printed image on the card.
The Dealer slides any unclaimed tiles back into the Zinger through the slots at the top of the device.
If two or more players need the same tile, it goes to the player who calls for it first. In the case of a tie, the dealer slides the tile back in the Zingo! Zinger.
I f a player calls for a tile he/she doesn't need, the tile goes to the next player to correctly call it.
The first player to cover all 9 spaces on the card shouts "Zingo!" and wins!
The winner starts the next game as the Dealer.
Try out some exciting new play variations for an added Zing!
Mini-zingo! Sight Words
The first player to match three words in a row - across, up, down or diagonally-is the winner!
Zany Zingo! Sight Words
Select a pattern to match, the first player to match the pattern.
Multi-card Zingo! Sight Words
Use two or more cards each round. Try playing with one green and one red card. The first player to fill one of his/her cards wins!
With its zany Zinger and fast-paced matching, Zingo! Sight Words helps children have fun while learning sight words!
The ability to quickly recognize and read sight words is a critical step in becoming a successful reader and Zingo! Sight Words encourages early readers to interact with and master these words through an engaging, hands-on play experience!
While early literacy skills begin to develop naturally through exposure to text at home and in the classroom, it's important that children are provided frequent and varied opportunities to exercise these abilities in new ways.
Gameplay is a fun way for children to build the skills that will support a love of reading throughout their lives.