Playing Cards-Get Ready for School
The durable, water-resistant cards 3.5” X 2.5” and are just the right size for playing games such as Old Maid, Concentration and Go Fish. If not in stock, the playing cards are available by special order.
The Easy to Learn and Simple to Teach method helps you and your children:
- Increases visual skills and observation skills.
- Learn through play
- Build sign language vocabulary
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How to play Go Fish
- Depending on the skill level of the children, choose 3-20 pairs of letters, numbers or words.
- Deal 4 cards to each child that they hold in their hand, hidden from the other children.
- Spread out the remaining cards on the table face down.
- Start the game by asking any player if they have a specific card, one that you hold in your hand.
- If the player you ask has the matching card, they give it to you and you place the pair face up in front of you on the table. As you’ve made a match, your turn continues. Ask the same player or another player for a different card.
- If the player you’ve asked does not have the card, they tell you to “Go Fish”.
- You then draw a card from the “Go Fish” pile and your turn is over.
- It is now the turn of the child to your left and that child chooses you or another player to ask for a letter, word or sign.
- If a match is made, the child’s turn continues. If not, the child is told to “Go Fish” and they must draw a card from the “fish pond”. Their turn is now over.
- The game continues around the table until all matches have been made and placed in front of the children.
- The child with the most matches at the end of the game is the winner.