Using PowerPoint to create, play, and learn
We all know PowerPoint as an effective tool to make a presentation. But in the classroom, childcare or at home, you can definitely use it as a play and learning tool too.
You could practice letter recognition by playing the next game. In the example that you can see in the picture, the children are going to look for the letters of the word vlinder (butterfly). Each time they click on a letter, this letter disappears off the screen and the letter in the word vlinder turns green. Because of that they know which letters they already found and which letters they still have to search for.
To make it more playful and fun for the children, you can add effects to it. Like the butterflies flying away after they found al the letters of the word. You should also think about the thing your child loves to play with. If you use pictures of this in the games, the involvement of the child will be much bigger.
When you want to play these games with children that are older than 10, you can involve them in the making of the games. They can help with creating them. In that way, they are practicing their computer skills and are developing something they can be proud of.