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Build Reading Skills with the Electric Racer Game

posted on February 11, 2011

Electric Racer is a new, intergenerational digital game designed for 6 to 9-year-olds to play with their parents, caregivers, or other adult family members to help build reading skills in a fun and engaging way.
Using The Electric Company’s vibrant characters and themes, Electric Racer is a fast-paced driving game that encourages active involvement from the adult player in scaffolding children’s literacy learning, while both players work cooperatively to score points by collecting phonemic sounds and unscrambling words.

This is a great resource to share with parents and after-school care givers.

Electric Racer was created with generous support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) through the U.S. Department of Education's Ready to Learn (RTL) program, and developed by Sesame Workshop in partnership with the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Subjects: Literacy & Languages