A slightly different version is also available in German
Start Games are fun exercises to teach skills needed to learn to read, write, and do math. These skills include thinking step-by-step (sequentially), recognizing differences in what is heard and in what is seen, paying attention, and using a pen or pencil.
A game usually takes 20-15 minutes, can be added to any existing program (afterschool tutoring, Bible club, etc.), and use inexpensive or readily-found materials.