Mysteries of Lagoon Bay
This multiplayer board game allows your child to learn about patterning, spelling, tangram puzzles, and addition in this fast-paced interactive activity. Children can play alone with artificial intelligence as their opponent, or can play with up to 3 friends sharing the keyboard.
- Play this game with your child, we guarantee that you will have fun, too!
- Talk while you're playing about the activities.
- Pay attention to the timer and see if you can improve your time on certain tasks as you go through the game.
There are four mini-games within Mysteries of Lagoon Bay. Each mini-game has its own educational objective and helps your child meet many expectations in multiple grades, some of which are:
Word Herd Mini-Game:
Spelling familiar words; Spell some high frequency words correctly.
Shape Escape Mini-Game:
Math: Geometry and Spatial Sense
Compose and describe pictures, designs and patterns by combining two dimensional shapes. Cover an outline puzzle with two dimensional shapes.
Nice Dice Mini-Game:
Math: Number Sense and Numeration
Solve problems using the addition and subtraction of one and two digit whole numbers, using a variety of strategies.
Ball Fall Mini-Game:
Math: Patterning and Algebra
Identify, describe, extend and create repeating patterns.
You can extend the learning gleaned from the mini-games in your own home, easily and in a fun way!
- Use letter pieces from games you might have at home, or create your own using card stock paper or light cardboard (you can use an empty cereal box). Make sure to make a few of each letter, (more vowels than consonants) so that you have about 60 letter cards or tiles, and put the letters in a bag.
- Choose 10 letters each.
- Set a timer (you choose how long you think is appropriate for your child- anywhere between 2 minutes to 5 minutes)
- See how many words you can make using the letters you have chosen.
- Make your own shape puzzle.
- Find a picture from a magazine that your child likes, and glue it on to an empty cereal box.
- When the glue has dried, cut the puzzle into 10 shape pieces, including squares, rectangles, and triangles.
- Set the timer between 1-3 minutes, and see how long it takes to put the puzzle back together.
- Make a set of number cards from 1-10 or 1-20 depending on your child's level using numerals or objects such as dots, hearts, and stars. You can do this by gluing construction paper cards with the numbers onto an empty cereal box.
- Put the number cards into a bag.
- Set a timer for 2-5 minutes.
- Each player draws two cards at a time and adds them together.
- See how many pairs you can add up correctly before the time runs out.
One of the best ways to practice patterning skills is by beading. You can use store-bought beads, or you can use coloured loop cereal and shoe-string licorice. Explore different patterns together.