Designed and tested by educators and parents of young children, Three Things presents a creative, engaging way to learn letters, numbers, colors, and shapes as well as basic vocabulary in five areas (animals, fruits and vegetables, vehicles, clothing, and musical instruments), while also practicing the higher-level thinking skills of sorting and classifying.
Three Things is a game designed to support children in building mastery of several concepts essential to early literacy and numeracy. Repetition is a key in all learning but particularly in early learning, and Three Things allows players to repeat play while also offering the variety and rewards, both internal and external, essential to maintaining engagement.
An added strength of Three Things is that is goes beyond mere identification to help a child practice the more rigorous cognitive skills of sorting and categorizing information. The four-block grid used in Three Things is a common visual organizer used by elementary school teachers across the country for a variety of purposes, such as when gathering and organizing information for writing assignments, offering children a learning opportunity that is both simple and sophisticated.
Three Things is a beautifully illustrated and highly engaging game with well over 400 kid-friendly, hand-drawn images plus numerals 0-9 and both upper- and lower-case letters in a primer font; controls for category options and varying levels of support and difficulty; and individual progress reports on the game’s learning objectives for up to six players.
Your child is ready for this game when he or she is demonstrating receptive knowledge of basic concepts such as numerals, letters, colors, and shapes.
Nine categories of play
letters (A-Z upper- and lower-case)
fruits and vegetables
Three Things skills focus
identification of letters, numbers (0-9), basic colors, and basic shapes