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Whizizzle Phonics 1-2-3 and 4-5-6 Review by Stacy Rocha

Wiggity Bang Games, LLC
PO Box 620070
San Diego, CA 92162

Whizizzle Phonics is a fun card game that helps to teach and reinforce phonics to your child. Two different sets are available, with three decks of cards per set. Each deck covers a different phonics concept. The first set, 1-2-3, covers short vowels sounds in consonant-vowel-consonant words, long vowel sounds and silent e, and beginning blends. Set two, 4-5-6 covers ending blends, vowel brothers and the y vowel sound, and digraphs. You can buy one set for $12.95 or both for $19.95. 

The game is for 2-8 players, ages 4 and up. Similar in play to UNO, the game involves matching (by sound) a card in your hand to the card that is face up in the discard pile. You can match the beginning, middle, or ending sound of the words. Once you've decided which card to play, you have to say the sound you are matching and the word on the card. There are also action cards, including Draw One, Leap Frog, Turn Around, and Change the Vowel. The person to discard all his cards first wins. 

Whizizzle Phonics really makes phonics instruction fun and enjoyable. This game makes a great supplement to any reading program. We've really enjoyed playing and taking a break from our regular phonics program.

Product review by Stacy Rocha, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, March 2010