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Children’s Card Games (232)

July 10th, 2017 · 2 Comments

The “Picture-Word Game” was created by Edward W. Dolch, and published by The Garrard Press in 1941. Each card contained a word and its picture on one side, and just the word on the other. The instruction sheet explains that the cards teach “the 95 nouns which careful study has found to be of widest use in well-known readers.” Two games are suggested: “The Go-Together Game,” in which children classify things that go together; and “The What Is It Game,” in which they compete to read the word sides correctly.

Edward W. Dolch devised many “Learning Games” and educational books. I simply like the blunt simplicity of the drawings.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mamie // Jul 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Wow! To figure out the 95 most widely used nouns in the 1930’s. That couldn’t have been easy.

  • 2 Doug // Jul 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Of course, we don’t know how accurate he was.

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