Adventures in Reading with the Zigzag Zebra is a supplemental product that can be used with All About Reading Level 1. This full-color book with perforated pages features nine file-folder games that reinforce the skills taught in All About Reading Level 1. Your student will practice important concepts like blending, counting syllables, and recognizing vowels and consonants, and will have ample opportunity to review the Phonogram and Word Cards from the All About Reading program.
Click the image below to see how Adventures in Reading with the Zigzag Zebra correlates with All About Reading Level 1.
Here is the "Blast Off with Ziggy" game. You simply remove the perforated game pages and paste them into your own file folder:
To play, choose your game piece.
If you need an extra player, Ziggy is always a willing participant. The Zigzag Zebra is already a familiar face to users of our pre-reading program, but if you’re just meeting Ziggy for the first time, you’ll soon discover that he is a young zebra who is learning to read right along with your student. He is a supportive friend for beginning readers, and he likes to have a good time as he learns. The Ziggy puppet makes an enjoyable accompaniment to this book, and is sold separately. (If you don't own our plush Ziggy puppet, don't despair! We've included a paper cutout of Ziggy in the book, and you can paste his likeness onto a file folder and prop him up to play along.)
When you are done playing, store the instructions and game pieces in the front pocket provided in the book.
Ziggy travels to each continent and practices his reading skills. Here he is teaching sheep in New Zealand how to read.
And here Ziggy goes to the beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
Other destinations include Paris, a Caribbean island, Mongolia, and the South Pole. Your child and Ziggy go to each continent and outer space, too! The book includes a map so your child can keep track of the places visited.
You can store your reading games in a file drawer, between two bookends on a book shelf, or in a plastic storage bin. Your kids will want to take them out again and again!
Posted by Swicklers on 17th Apr 2013
We absolutely love "Adventures in Reading with Zigzag Zebra." It has brought an element of fun, it is excellent for extra practice or help with a concept that they are struggling with, and is perfect for a day where learning must be combined with ease (boys don't always want to work with the Mama and lessons). It has also made it possible for my boys to study together, since one is ahead of the other. Right now we are having fun with "Blast Off with Ziggy" to help with the concept of counting syllables. They love it on days they really just want to play (it doesn't have to be study time, they just want to play). I love it because it truly does help me teach without upsetting them, learning is fun. Since we will be starting AAR 2 very soon I am hoping a new Ziggy game book will be popping up soon (hint, hint).
Posted by Katie on 18th Dec 2012
My son looks forward to Ziggy every day and is learning so quickly. Even my 2 year old sits quietly and watches, insisting on giving Ziggy a hug before he gets packed away at the end of the lesson. I just hope they make a Ziggy supplement for AAR 2!!
It makes learning fun and easy.
Posted by Dawn L on 19th Sep 2012
My son was having trouble remembering the vowels without looking at the letter tiles to see which letter tiles were red.
But the first game in this supplement held his attention and made remembering the vowels fun. I can't wait to get to the next game.
And I think we just may need to order a plush Ziggy puppet, too!