My daughter loves playing the game because she made it. It has been a great way for her to practice writing letters and words. She is still working on word spacing and some of the letters, but that's okay, because she's four.
Games are a great way to practice and reinforce literacy skills. When I first saw this game, I was so impressed with how well this game worked for my daughter developmentally. However, the more I think about it, the more I realize that kids are quite aware of what they can and can't do. Children are naturally curious and excited about learning. Especially when a child's environment is supportive and inspiring, children can learn so much without being forced or explicitly taught. Especially in my home, I try to let the day be as child-directed as possible, because I know that is how my daughters learn best.
What are some of the things that your children have made or learned on their own?