Frog Family Fun-Packs
An instant parental-involvement, homework, and test-preparation program that lasts the entire year! Frog Family Fun-Packs provide positive family interactions, effective home-school communication, and a systematic way for parents to help students do well in school. Each set serves up to 24 families. Meets federal and state parent involvement guidelines. Select Reading, Math, or Dual Language (Spanish/English) editions.
What are Frog Family Fun-Packs?
What are Frog Family Fun-Packs? The Frog Family Fun-Pack program is an instant parental-involvement, homework, and test-preparation program that serves up to 24 children and lasts the entire year! Frog Family Fun-Packs establish a love of learning through nightly family-oriented games that review all of the important skills.
• Reviews 25 skills every night – kids don't forget!
• Self-checking format
• Laminated, colorful gameboards
• Same directions every night establishes a routine
• Simple instructions make it easy to use
• Many skill levels available (some also in Spanish)
• Meets federal and state parental involvement guidelines
Frog Family Fun-Packs provide positive family interactions, effective home-school communication, and a systematic way for parents to help students do well in school. Plus, they meet federal and state parent involvement guidelines. Reading, Math, and Dual Language editions are available.
What Makes Frog Family Fun-Packs Great
Learning is easy and fun with the Frog Family Fun-Pack program. For 24 weeks, families follow an enjoyable and effective routine, playing a Family Fun-Pack Game each evening and using a new game each week. To make it easy for parents to use consistently, Fun-Pack games take just a few minutes to play. The gamecards communicate the curriculum to the parents by showing exactly what kinds of questions, vocabulary and skills their child is expected to have mastered. All of the games are self-checking and all of the games use the same, simple directions. Every playing of a Family Fun-Pack game gives the student a review of all 25 of the most important skills aligned to tests for that level. This consistent practice provides a very solid foundation upon which further classroom instruction is built. And using the Family Fun-Packs establishes the habit of daily study with parental involvement and participation. The repetition develops competence, speed, and confidence necessary for positive learning attitudes and high achievement in class and on tests. It's like taking a practice test! Family Fun-Packs provide positive family interactions, effective home-school communication and a systematic way for parents to help students do well in school.
Complete and Ready to Use!
Every Frog Family Fun-Pack Set includes 24 different Family Fun-Pack games and a Teacher Packet filled with helpful support materials. The Teacher Packet stores ready-to-use letters to parents, open-house suggestions, a handy checkout record, parent communication/evaluation forms and suggestions for success. It is completely ready to use! Each take-home Fun-Pack game includes a colorful laminated gameboard, a set of gamecards reviewing 25 skills, playing pieces, easy directions, and a letter to parents. Each of the 24 Fun-Pack games in a set come in a durable, weatherproof vinyl pouch with a velcro closure, ready to go from school to home. A perfect size for little hands to take home, use and enjoy!
Works Whether Parents Come to School or Stay At Home
Getting parents to come to school can be quite a challenge. The Frog Family Fun-Pack parental involvement program helps you meet that challenge. Just imagine putting the power of parental involvement right into each student's home 3 or more nights each week consistently, week, after week, after week. To make it easy for parents to use consistently, Fun-Pack games take just a few minutes to play. Students review 25 important skills in a matter of moments. It's that easy, and it's great fun, too!
Works Even If Parents Are Unskilled, Exhausted, Non-English Proficient, or Even Illiterate
Since Family Fun-Packs take just minutes to play each night and are so fun, even the busiest, most exhausted parents will enjoy helping their child master the 25 important skills they'll be reviewing nightly. All Fun-Pack games are self-checking so parents can help their children even if they themselves have not mastered the skills. And since only one level requires parents to read (Level R), even illiterate parents can join in the fun of learning with Frog Family Fun-Packs. Even parents who speak little or no English can still help their children learn to read and speak English with Dual Language Family Fun-Packs. Each question and answer for the games is provided in both English and Spanish on every Dual Language Family Fun-Pack gamecard. The Listen and Repeat auditory lessons on CD provide a model of clear, unaccented natural English pronunciation. Through imitation, the children, and even their entire families, learn to understand and pronounce all the English words and phrases and sentences that appear on their Family Fun-Pack game cards.
Research-Based Parental Involvement Activities!
The research basis for Frog Family Fun-Packs is a solid body of research that begins in 1957 and continues to the present. Frog Family Fun-Packs combine the best elements of two other research-based Frog Publications programs into a teacher-friendly and family-friendly program that makes nightly review at home enjoyable and productive. The brief, consistent daily review of essential academic skills (from Drops in the Bucket) is combined with the learning and motivational features and easy consistent directions (from Frog Classroom Learning Games). The result of that combination is a 24-week program of skill-review games, prepackaged in tough vinyl pouches to save teachers time. Students exchange their Fun-Pack game each week for a new one that reviews the same 25 skills using different gamecards and a different colorful gameboard. To download our Frog Family Fun-Pack Research Report, click here.
Meets State and Federal Guidelines!
Frog Family Fun-Packs meet federal guidelines for Special Education IEPs, State Literacy Acts, Title I Schools, Charter Schools, Literacy Programs and Home Intervention, too!
Review for Tests!
Every Family Fun-Pack game is comprehensive, reviewing not just one skill, but all 25 skills aligned to tests for that level every time a child uses it. The repetition develops competence, speed, and confidence necessary for positive learning attitudes and high achievement in class and on tests!
Same Simple Rules for All Games!
No time is wasted in trying to figure out how to use the Frog Family Fun-Pack games because all the games use the same, simple directions. The rules never change, so parents and children always know exactly what to do.
Kids Love Frog Family Fun-Packs!
Kids love playing a new, fun Family Fun-Pack game every week. The Fun-Packs are all colorful and inviting to children. Children love showing what they know and enjoy their parents' positive attention.
Parents Appreciate Frog Family Fun-Packs!
Parents enjoy the simplicity of the Frog Family Fun-Pack program. Parents love that their children look forward to playing and learning with Family Fun-Packs. Time is not wasted figuring out what to do because all the games use the same, simple directions. All are self-checking so parents can help their children even if they themselves have not mastered the skills. Parents also appreciate spending quality time with their children and the enjoyable parent-child interactions that the Frog Family Fun-Pack parental involvement program provides.
Teachers Value the Frog Family Fun-Pack Program!
Teachers truly value the joy of learning that Family Fun-Pack games usher in. Teachers value the review Frog Family Fun-Packs provide by reinforcing 25 of the most important skills nightly with each student. They value the simple instructions and the familiar and effective format. Teachers also value that all Family Fun-Pack Sets are complete and ready to use, and that each of the 24 games in the set come in durable, weatherproof vinyl pouches with a velcro closure so they are ready to go from school to home.
Who Should Use Frog Family Fun-Packs and When?
Frog Family Fun-Packs is a complete and ready-to-use parental involvement program. Frog Family Fun-Packs are ideal for students ages 4-14. They are great for K-6 classes, ESE, ESL, Title I, Migrant Programs, and for your school's Library. Fun-Packs are also great for homework, test preparation, after-school programs, summer-skill-maintenance programs, mentoring and tutoring programs, and are great for family game night. Added to students' book bags, they become an excellent source of skill review.
Selecting the Appropriate Levels for Differentiated Instruction
Select Frog Family Fun-Pack Sets at the students’ REVIEW level, usually one level lower than Frog Classroom Learning Game Sets. Whether your students need review in Math, Reading, or Dual Language Spanish/English, you're sure to find the levels that meet your students' needs. View samples cards from each of the Frog Family Fun-Pack Game Sets to find the appropriate levels for your students. Children can remain in the same level for 24 weeks without ever repeating a single question. Or, they can advance to the next level whenever they're ready. This consistent practice provides a very solid foundation upon which further classroom instruction is built. Whichever level seems right for your students, start one level lower to firm up the foundation in both skills, confidence, and attitude. Plan to use more than one level with your students.
En Español También!
Parental Involvement for Hispanic families is now a snap with Frog Family Fun-Packs! All Family Fun-Packs include 3 important features to make Hispanic families feel welcome. First, the game directions always appear in both English and Spanish. Second, parent letters are printed in English on one side, Spanish on the other side. Third, all parent-communication forms in the Teacher Packet are provided in both languages.
Spanish/English Family Fun-Packs
The Spanish/English Family Fun-Pack Set (PA-632) develops basic Spanish vocabulary. The 25 games clearly illustrate basic Spanish and English words and phrases. This set is perfect for students who read Spanish, but have not yet learned to read or speak English. It is also useful for English speaking students who are learning Spanish.
Dual Language Frog Family Fun-Packs
Even if parents speak little or no English, they can help their children learn to speak, read, and understand English with Dual Language Frog Family Fun-Pack Sets! It's easy and fun using the games and auditory lessons. A CD is included with each of the 24 games in every Dual Language Edition Family Fun-Pack Set! Simply by listening and repeating aloud, the student's whole family can easily learn to understand, pronounce, and use all the English words, phrases, and sentences in each week's Family Fun-Pack game. No computer is needed. The audio CD lessons play on any standard music CD player! The game is self-checking!
Three levels of Dual Language Family Fun-Packs provide continuous progress and success for all. Level R, for 4-8 year olds who are getting ready to read, develops basic vocabulary, phonemic awareness, comprehension, listening skills and specific math and reading skills. Level P, for beginning readers of any age, emphasizes easy phonetically regular words plus some sight words. It includes 600 illustrations to aid vocabulary acquisition and assure reading comprehension. Level A, for students of any age who read English independently at beginning second grade level, presents many sight words and words with special vowel sounds, and builds grammar and usage skills in addition to reading skills.
Success with the Frog System
The Frog Family Fun-Pack Parental Involvement Program is just one essential component of the complete Frog System. The Frog System consists of Drops in the Bucket, Frog Classroom Learning Games, and Frog Family Fun-Packs. When all 3 components are used together, the Frog System is one of the most well-rounded, powerful and fun curriculum-based programs you can have in your hands.
Replacement parts are available for those who have purchased Family Fun-Pack Sets. However, teachers have been delightfully surprised that even their most forgetful students remember to bring their Fun-Packs back. By requiring the Fun-Packs to be returned by Thursday and by giving children a new one only after they return the old one, very little, if anything, may need to be replaced.