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SimplyFun Blog - SimplyFun's New Early Reading Game Wins a PAL Award!

SimplyFun's New Early Reading Game Wins a PAL Award!

by SimplyFun

Parents and educators will love Rooby’s ABCs, SimplyFun’s newest award-winning Reading & Language Arts game. This game took home a 2021 PAL award, and helps young learners practice letter and sound recognition. In addition, it promotes alphabet sequencing and helps build early reading foundational skills.

In this game players take turns drawing a wooden letter token from the bag and identifying its match to determine where on one of the five alphabet boards it should be placed. A special added feature is that the round tokens have one flat side that demonstrates the correct orientation of the letter. Out loud, players share both the name of the letter they picked and what image is pictured under that letter. When a player places the last letter token and a board is complete, they collect a Rooby token. The player who has the most Rooby tokens at the end of the game, wins! If there is a tie, the players share the victory. Rooby’s ABCs is intended for 1-4 players ages 3 and up and takes about 10 minutes to play.

SimplyFun Blog - SimplyFun's New Early Reading Game Wins a PAL Award!

Rooby’s ABCs and Early Reading

“Learning the alphabet is one of the first major academic challenges a child will face in life, and one of the most important.” said Patty Pearcy, President and CEO of SimplyFun. “Playing Rooby’s ABCs is a great way to introduce the alphabet letters while building letter sequencing skills critical for early reading.”

About the PAL Awards

PAL stands for ‘Play Advances Language.’ As a result, the PAL Award is the only industry recognition focusing on the best toys, games and books that not only entertain, but also inspire kids and caregivers to engage in rich communication and interaction. Established and led by a speech and language expert, the PAL Award recognizes exceptional products that, through their design, content, quality, and character, promote play that advances language.

Ready to play?

Rooby’s ABCs is a great early reading game, and little learners will love playing it too! Explore Rooby’s ABCs and how to play, here.