Lotto is a children’s game designed to improve memory, reading and spelling skills as well as improve listening and reasoning abilities. Suitable for use by both young children and those with special needs such as autism and attention deficits, Lotto enables critical thinking and problem-solving abilities that are integral for higher level mathematics and science concepts. Featuring colorful pictures that young children find easy to recognize and match to matching game board cards – Lotto makes learning fun!
Lotto is an early form of bingo; using cards displaying images or numbers in a grid – commonly 4×4 pictures or 3×6 numbers. Players take turns selecting cards and placing them on their playing fields before being called out by a caller as to which image or number should be covered by placing chips; filling an entire row wins them the round! Multiple sets of cards may be available at once for playing lotto simultaneously.
One version of lotto uses long, transparent plastic cards with contours drawn on them for young children to match with images on their game boards. This form of lotto is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who can focus on matching shapes with their boards. To create these lotto cards for yourself simply print off two copies of your game board on heavy paper before cutting along its lines to form individual cards.
Another lotto game using small picture cards with names of various animals written on them. This lotto game can be enjoyed by two or more players and requires only minutes to set up; perfect for reinforcing learning of animal names or as an enjoyable and educational way of practicing shape recognition and identification!
Lotto games based around superheroes can provide children with hours of fun. Not only can it foster social interactions and imaginative play, it can also help improve speech and language development and introduce children to superheroes and their powers. Easy to set up, this lotto game is ideal for players of all ages; especially beneficial for children experiencing difficulties in these areas as it encourages them to interact more socially with peers while building self esteem and confidence in social situations.