There are many ways to play with GeniusKIDDY boards an educational and learning toys for toddlers around 2 years old. In most practices, children will play by inserting and removing puzzle pieces into or out of the cutouts on the base board. Please have your child play with GeniusKIDDY boards applying the following practices.

How to Play with GeniusKIDDY boards

The practices are listed below from the easiest to the most difficult. To watch the videos, click on the images.

Practice 1: Parent Reads the Words from Left to Right, Top to Bottom

Step 1: The parent puts all puzzle pieces onto a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The parent reads all the words on the board from left to right and from top to bottom, and the child repeats. Each word is read two to three times.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

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Note:

Do not take the puzzle pieces out of the board. This way of playing should be applied for the first playtime of each new board. Reading aloud many times helps your child to remember how to pronounce the words. Applying this method, you will see that your child always wants to take the puzzle pieces up to see the images. Do not let him/her do so but ask him/her to wait until the next time; This will make him/her more curious about the images under the words, and he/she will wait for the next time of playing with more excitement.

Practice 2: Parent Reads the Words, Takes Puzzle Pieces Out and Explains the Images

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed in the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The parent points at the word on each puzzle piece, reads it aloud while the child repeats it, then the parent takes the puzzle pieces out of the board, shows the child the image on the cutout and explains the image to the child using a short sentence, for example, "The bird is yellow."

Continue until all the puzzle pieces have been taken out of the board.

Step 3: Praise and applaud.

Step 4: The parent picks a puzzle piece up, reads the word on it aloud while the child repeats it, then explains the image using the same sentence as above (The bird is yellow). After that, together with your child, the parent puts the puzzle piece onto the corresponding cutout on the board.

Continue until all the puzzle pieces have been placed onto the board.

Step 5: Praise and applaud.

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Note:

The explanation of the images may vary. You can think of your own way to explain as long as you use the word on the puzzle piece; This will help your child to understand the meaning of the word and remember it more easily.

Practice 3: The Child Takes the Words Out While the Parent is Explaining the Images

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed in the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The parent points at the word on each puzzle piece, reads it aloud, and asks the child to repeat it. Each word is read several times. Then the parent helps the child to take the puzzle piece out of the board and explains the image to the child using a short sentence, for example, "They are family."

Continue until all the puzzle pieces have been taken out of the board.

Step 3: Praise and applaud

Step 4: The parent asks the child to put the words onto the board; during playtime, they read the words aloud.

Continue until all the puzzle pieces have been placed onto the board.

Step 5: Praise and applaud.

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Note:

Asking the child to take the words out and put the words onto the board is a way to help the child to participate in the game. The child has to find a suitable place to put the words; this will help her/him to remember the words more easily.

Practice 4: Parent Takes the Words Out, Explains the Images Then the Child Puts the Words Into the Board

To practice, please follows these steps:

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed onto the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The parent points at the word on each puzzle piece, reads it aloud several times and asks the child to repeat it, then the parent takes the puzzle piece out of the board and explains the image to the child using a short sentence, for example, "This is a gift."

Continue until all the puzzle pieces have been taken out of the board.

Step 3: Praise and applaud

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Step 4: The parent asks the child to put the words onto the board; during playtime, they read the words aloud.

Continue until all the puzzle pieces have been placed onto the board.

Step 5: Praise and applaud.

Practice 5: The Child Reads After the Parent Then Takes the Words Out and Looks At the Images Carefully. The Child Imagines the Images Herself/Himself

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed onto the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The parent points at the word on each puzzle piece, reads it aloud, and asks the child to repeat it. Each word is read several times. Then the child takes the puzzle pieces out of the board and looks at the images carefully. The child would be very interested in the images and could imagine the images himself/herself.

Continue until all words are taken out.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud.

 

Step 4: The parent asks the child to put the words onto the board. Each time, they read the words loudly again several times.

Continue until all words are put onto the board.

 

Step 5: Praise and applaud.

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Note:

Looking at an image without explaining it help the child to imagine his/her own way; This helps to develop children’s imagination abilities

Practice  6: The Child Takes the Words Out of the Board, Explains the Images Herself/Himself Then Put the Words Into the Board

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed onto the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The child reads after his/her parent then takes the words out of the board and explains the images himself/herself. When explaining the image, the child has to use the word above the image. For example, “This is a baby.”

Continue until all words are taken out of the board.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

 

Step 4: The child puts the words into the board from left to right, top to bottom; reads the words out loud and explains the images again.

Continue until all words are put onto the board.

 

Step 5: Praise and applaud

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Note:

 

​Asking the child to explain the images is a way to help them to participate in the game, then remember the words more easily.

Practice 7: Parent and Child Take Turn to Play by Reading a Word, Taking it Out and Explain the Image. After That, They Take Turn to Put the Words Into the Board

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed onto the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The child reads after the parent, then both of them take turn to take the words out of the board and explains the images. When explaining the image, use the word above the image. For example, “She is taking a bath.”

Continue until all words are taken out of the board.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

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Step 4:  The parent and the child take turn to put the words onto the corresponding cutouts on the board. During playtime, they read the words out loud and explain the images.

Continue until all words are put onto the board.

Step 5: Praise and applaud

Practice 8: The Parent Asks the Child How to Read a Word In Order from Left to Right, Top to Bottom

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed onto the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The parent points at a word and asks the child how to read the word. The child reads the word loudly and takes the words out of the board. If the child forgets, the parent reminds her/him.

Continue until all the words have been asked and taken out, from left to right, top to bottom.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud.

 

Step 4: The child puts the words onto the board, from left to right, top to bottom. Once again, the parent asks the child to read the words or remind him/her how to read if she/he forgets.

Continue until all words are put onto the board.

Step 5: Praise and applaud.

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Note:

This way of playing is only applied when the child remembers most of the words on the board. If the child fails to read a word, the parent helps them to read it loudly. Remember that this is a way of playing, not an exam.

Practice 9: Parent Asks the Child to Read the Words Randomly

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed onto the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The parent randomly points at each word on the board and asks the child to read the word by asking, “What word is this?” The child answers her/his parent, and the parent takes the word out of the board.

Continue until all words are asked and taken out of the board.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

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Step 4:  Once again, the parent asks the child how to read the words loudly and put the words onto the board.

Continue until all words are put onto the board.

 

Step 5: Praise and applaud

Practice 10: Parent Asks the Child Where a Certain Word Locates On the Board

 

The parent asks the child where a certain word locates on the board. For the easiness, ask the words from left to right, top to bottom.

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed onto the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

 

Step 2: The parent asks the child where a word is and asks him/her to take the word out of the board. For the easiness, ask the words from left to right, top to bottom.

 

Continue until all the words are taken out.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

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Step 4: Once again, the parent asks the child where a word is and asks the child to put the word onto the board. For the easiness, ask the words according to their position on the board, from left to right, top to bottom.

 

Continue until all the words are put onto the board.

Step 5: Praise and applaud

Practice 11: Parent Asks the Child Where the Words Locate Randomly

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed onto the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The parent asks the child where a word is on the board randomly. The child answers and takes the words out of the board.

Continue until all the words are taken out.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

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Step 4: Once more, the parent asks the child where a word is (on the floor). The child answers and put the words onto the board.

Continue until all the words are put onto the board.

 

Step 5: Praise and applaud​

Practice 12: Racing to See Who Picks the Words to Put Onto the Board Faster

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the words are taken out of a GeniusKIDDY board.

 

Step 2: The parent and the child look for words to put into the board and try to see who is faster. During playing time, the parent praises the child if he/she does correctly.

Continue until all words are put onto the board.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud​

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Practice 13: The Child Closes his/her Eyes and Answers the Parent

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces of one GeniusKIDDY board are taken out.

Step 2: The parent asks the child to look at a word then asks him/her to close his/her eyes and read the word. Then the parent asks the child to put the word onto the board

Continue until all words are asked and put onto the board.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

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Practice 14: Playing with Words of Two Boards

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces of two GeniusKIDDY boards are taken out.

Step 2: The parent asks the child to find every word of the two boards to put onto the correct cutouts.

Continue until all words are asked and put onto the boards.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

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Practice 15: Parent and Child Compete with Each Other to Pick the Words of Two Boards and Put Them Into the Correct Cutouts to See Who is Faster

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces of two GeniusKIDDY boards are taken out.

Step 2: The parent and the child compete with each other to pick the words of the two GeniusKIDDY boards up and put them into the correct positions to see who is faster

Continue until all the words are asked.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

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Practice 16: The Child Takes the Words Out of the Board, Explains the Images himself/herself Then Puts the Words into the Board

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed onto the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

 

Step 2: The child plays himself/herself to take all the words out of the board and explain the images.

Continue until all words are taken out of the board

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

 

Step 4: The child reads the words again and put them onto the board.

 

Step 5: Praises and applaud.

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Note:

Asking the child to play herself/himself is a way to help the child to participate in the game; This will help her/him to remember the words and the meaning of the words more easily.

Practice 17: The Child Leads the Game. The Child Takes the Words Out of the Board, Explains the Images herself/himself Then Puts the Words Onto the Board

 

Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed onto the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.

Step 2: The child reads the words on the board and asks the parent to repeat; then the child explains the images to the parent.

Continue until all the words are asked and put onto the boards.

 

Step 3: Praise and applaud

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Step 4: The child reads the words again and puts it back onto the board.

 

Step 5: Praise and applaud

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