L loves to read but is not that keen on reading books. I came up with the idea of making a little playscape for her gnome children but make it in the format of a board game.
How it works is each player picks a gnome and then takes turns picking a card and reading it.
The cards have directions for the gnomes such as "Take a nap in the cave" or "Get the fishing rod. Catch a fish".
The winner is the first gnome to collect a fish, stone and flower although winning is not really the point of the game. The little fish are needle felted with a small piece of paper clip needle felted inside that way the gnomes can actually catch the fish with the tiny fishing rod which has a magnet glued to the end of the string.
They especially like to catch the fish while standing on the bridge.
All of the flowers except two are glued down along with the bridge and river but the other things are stored in a little draw string bag when not in use. That way she can change up the board however she likes.
This game has been brilliant and we all love playing it. At first I'd planned to keep the cards in order as we picked them but now that L knows what they say she just rifles through until she finds the one she wants her gnome to do.
As L's reading vocabulary expands I'll change the cards to keep her challenged.