Bumper Cards™ Wordplay: 28 fun and creative stories
Bumper Cards ™ Wordplay is a storybook written for children aged 3 to 8 and was developed based on more than 20 years of research on reading and vocabulary development.
Bumper Cards ™ Wordplay is a storybook written for children aged 3 to 8. Because this storybook was developed based on the bilingual language Bumper Cards ™ card game, this book can be used together with it.
Why Bumper Cards ™ Wordplay?
This book contains 28 fun and creative stories as concrete examples to demonstrate the concept of compound words. Other than simply reading the stories, there are a number of fun and engaging activities for children to take part in, such as listening, storytelling, and creative drawing. These activities are designed to further enhance creativity, language learning, and artistic expression. Consistent with the Bumper Cards ™ Card Game, this Bumper Cards ™ storybook advocates creativity through language and encourages compound word awareness and play.
About Creativity and Literacy
The Bumper Cards ™ storybook was developed based on 20+ years of research on reading and vocabulary development by Prof. Catherine McBride (https://cammiemcbride.com)
Bumper Cards ™ promotes creativity in language by engaging children and adults in both convergent and divergent thinking. Through language interactions among players, children can better learn Chinese and English in a joyful way.
How to Use the Book:
Pick any story from among the 28 fun and creative stories
Each of the stories includes fun activities that enhance creativity using the morphemes highlighted in the story.
Other than simply reading the stories, there are a number of fun and engaging activities for children to take part in, such as listening, storytelling, and creative drawing.
Children are encouraged to come up with both real and creative words.
Consistent with the Bumper Cards ™ Card Game, this Bumper Cards ™ storybook advocates creativity through language and encourages compound word awareness and play.
It stimulates both convergent and divergent thinking, meaning that children will be more able to come up with diverse and creative solutions towards a problem.
"My five-year-old patient really enjoyed playing Bumper Cards™ with me. His mom was so amazed that he was finally able to enjoy reading Chinese characters."
Specialist in Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics
MBChB (CUHK), MRCP(UK), DCH (Ireland), FHKCPaed, FHKAM (Paed)
"There are many therapeutic games for learning but Bumper Card™ is the only evidence-based intervention game, I believe in research and use research in my work with children with Dyslexia and other neurological differences.
Bumper Card™ provides these students with a concrete but fun way to learn and retain their vocabulary. I highly recommend it to teachers and parents who may find teaching children morphological knowledge challenging. Bumper Card™ is a perfect reward after the students work hard on the more boring worksheets and reading to consolidate their learning in play!"
Accredited Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong
Clinical Child Psychologist, Ph.D, in Clinical Psychologist (USA), Diplomate of School Neuropsychologist
"The children think it is a great game to encourage creative thinking and language development. They like to make stories with the new words. All my students like the game and appreciate the logic behind it."
Founder and Director, Apricotnourish
"I play the game with my 3.5 and 6 years old kids and they LOVE it, especially the older one. Apart from the 4 suggested games, they also like playing compound words based on the storybook, attached please find Ron's drawing of snow-house, snow-wall and snow-bird; bird-man, dog-man and cow-man all made by himself."
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology