Copyrighted and manufactured in 1953 by The Garrard Press of Champaign, Illinois, and created by E.W. Dolch, Ph.D., Professor of Education at the University of Illinois, Take is a sound-matching card game developed for young readers. The game of Take teaches, through an interesting game, the essentials of phonics. The game includes two differently colored card decks: Set 1 (salmon colored) has 56 cards that teach consonants, consonants blends, and the five short vowels, whereas the 56 cards of Set 2 (aqua colored) presents vowel combinations, the silent final e rule, and consonant digraphs.
Take is in wonderful vintage condition. Though the box top has some wear around its edges and the bottom has one small torn area and some markings, the cards are in excellent condition, frees of bends, creases, discoloration and frayed edges. The instruction sheet is in good condition, though the top panel of the first page has discolored with age.
If you are beginning to teach a younger child how to read, then Take is an excellent instructive tool for that purpose. The card game also makes for a great gift for a pre- or elementary-school language arts or reading teacher.