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Who says you can’t have fun and learn at the same time. Some of the best learning is done while kids are playing games. I tutor and teach after school enrichment classes for Pre-K children and I am so thrilled to have been introduced to Super Duper Publications and all the wonderful toys, applications and teaching materials they developed.
A little about Super Duper Publications.
This is a family owned company that Sharon and Thomas Webber founded in 1986.
Sharon started creating easy-to-use therapy materials while working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schools. Thomas was a practicing attorney before focusing his talents on developing therapy materials also.
They now we’re making hundreds of creative, colorful educational and therapy materials that you and your children will love
Super Duper Publications is a great website resource for teachers, speech therapists, tutors and home schooling parents parents to name a few. They cover a wide range of topics including autism, language and speech, fine motor skills and vocabulary development. Just browse around their user friendly site to find the resources you need.
My first review is for the Lids and Lizards Magnetic Photo Vocabulary Game. I was very interested in this one for my students and my kids are a little old for this. However, my 6 year old was my tester and I think had a little fun with it but would not admit it.
Here is the description of this game: why not work on improving their classifying, vocabulary, critical thinking and fine motor skills with MagneTalk Early Classifying and Lids ‘n Lizards Magnetic Photo Vocabulary Game. Kids will (literally) flip their lids for these magnet games; where youngsters as young as 4 years will delight in discovering that a car, bus and fire engine all belong in Transportation as a category. Peas, pizza and a cookie are part of Food. Getting a jump start on these categorization skills will help them throughout their lives, and it’s all wrapped up in the same fun ‘game’ package that’s made Super Duper Publications so well known and loved.
This is a pretty simple game, not many directions.
There are enough magnetic pictures to play the game and never have the same group hidden.
You hide the magnet under the lids and also hide some of the lizards under there. The kids have to read the word out loud and let you know which category the word fits under: ie clothing, food, things around the house or transportation. The child with the most lizards wins.
I told you he had some fun with this. He thought the lizards were pretty cool too.
Do you have a tough time getting your child to talk about even the simplest things like how was their day at school? Or maybe you had a hard time engaging your children at the dinner table. If so then this is the game for you.
Did you now” asking questions is the ideal way to get reluctant or learning disabled children to find their voice, but what do you do if they refuse to answer or give one-word replies? Super Duper Publications thinks a game is in order. TopicTalk Conversation Card Games are a great way to encourage youngsters to talk about themselves and open up about their lives while also honing listening to skills.
I had my daughter and her friend test this one out. I think we are definitely going to bring this one to the dinner table when there is that lull. I am thrilled to use this in a class setting as an ice breaker or a time buffer. Teachers, maybe you have 15 minutes left of class and you have already finished your lesson, pulls these cards out and get the kids talking to one another about “real things?”
This would have been very useful when I was a practicing Mental Health Therapist and ran child and adolescent group therapy sessions. I could have added some of my own questions too!.
This was their little review:
great for 7 to 9 year olds
great for larger group, as ice breaker
timer was a fun challenge
Cons: not a real game especially for only 2 people
When I received my order they had free shipping for both USA and Canada with a $20 order. This is great deal as we can all use free shipping discounts.
Thanks to KidsStuff PR and Super Duper Publications one winner will get their choice of 1 of these 4 new games:
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