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10. The Zoo Kitchen

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    **GAME INTENDED FOR iPADS AND LARGE SCREEN PHONES**

    There are two types of word puzzles in this game. The first challenge is placing the word puzzle piece into the right place to unlock the refrigerator door. The child can click on the Walkie-Talkie for help. Zeke Zebra will appear and read the word to match. However, the child can also put the word puzzle pieces (by grabbing, dragging and dropping) in the right place all by him or herself. Once the refrigerator is unlocked, the child can help Gordo Gorilla put his bananas in the refrigerator!

    When the child matches all the words, the door will open, and the basket of bananas will fly into the kitchen. Oh no! The bananas spilled all over the floor! Zoophonia isn’t very happy! She needs the child’s help to clean up the mess! As Zoophonia says a word, the child will place the word-banana into the basket. If the child attempts to put the word-banana into the basket without Zoophonia’s help, it will jump right back out! If the word-banana is incorrect, it will jump right back out!

    If the child needs help recognizing the word, the child can click onto Zoophonia and she will call out the word again. If the child needs additional help with the Signal, sound, and the word, she or he can click on the Walkie-Talkie for help. NOTE: The child cannot move the word-banana until Zoophonia is finished Signaling.

    Choose the correct word and drag the banana-word to the basket. If it is correct, the basket will turn pink and the word will stick. Watch Gordo Gorilla get a banana to eat as a reward! (Notice how he always puts the banana peel in the trash can – he doesn’t litter!)

    After several bananas have been put into the basket, Zeke Zebra will come on to encourage the child.

    Lesson Objectives. The child will:

    - learn word recognition
    - learn strategies for sound blending through Signals and sounds
    - learn to listen carefully and follow directions
    - make decisions
    - learn how to navigate and manipulate interactive elements on a screen using eye-hand coordination

    About Zoo-phonics

    Teach your students the alphabet in TWO WEEKS! Faster than you ever expected your students will be reading, spelling and writing!

    The Zoo-phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program is a kinesthetic, multi-modal approach to learning all aspects of language arts, including vocabulary development and articulation, based on phonics and phonemic awareness.

    The principle of Zoo-phonics maximizes understanding, memory, utilization and transference to all areas of the reading, spelling and writing process in a playful and concrete manner.

    Zoo-phonics is a method developed to make children strong readers and spellers using a “phono” (hearing), “oral” (speaking), “visual” (seeing), “kinesthetic” (moving), and tactile (touching)—whole brain approach. Students actually learn the sounds of the alphabet and advanced phonemic concepts through an easily understood, concrete method of presentation.

    Zoo-phonics uses animals drawn in the shapes of the letters for ease in memory. A related body movement is given for each letter. This concrete approach cements the sounds to the shapes of the letters. Lowercase letters and their sounds are taught first (needed 95% of the time in text), capital letters and letter names are taught later.

    Zoo-phonics also provides a springboard for all other academia such as math, art, music, cooking/nutrition, social studies, science, grooming, physical education and sensory/drama.

    Every aspect of the program has been field-tested and found to be effective. Educational research repeatedly supports the focus of phonics in early reading programs, as well as the educational benefits of pictorial mnemonics and kinesthetic approaches to learning that are unique to Zoo-phonics.

    Currently Zoo-phonics is used throughout the United States and internationally as a highly effective language arts program.