Fun-to-play games that improve working memory skills. The games that can be played include variants of the traditional and highly popular game, "Concentration."
Just launched is the first of several games that align with the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Teaching Approach, providing short, fun reinforcement activities for use with dyslexic students and those with other learning differences. In the "drill-to-skill" environment of O-G teaching, these games provide additional motivation, engagement and reward.
Why is working memory so important?
Working memory is critical to all complex thinking tasks, such as reading, reasoning, comprehension, and time management. Improving working memory is essential to effective learning in every area of education.
Why would you include games with the already effective O-G approach?
The use of games provides the motivation and engagement that turns practice away from just "drill to skill."
Why Schoolhouse Games?
Our home is a former one room schoolhouse dating to 1835, known as the "Free Union Schoolhouse." For more about the history of our home, and the games played within and outside its walls see The Schoolhouse Project For some historical games that might have been played at the schoolhouse, check out the Schoolhouse Games book!
Today, the schoolhouse is used as a location for tutoring, and a base for our edutainment business, Wise Owl Workshops.