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Holiday Gift Guide Selection
Super Duper Publications makes a variety of learning products for everyone. Not only will you be learning but you will be having fun too. Who knew that learning could be so fun? My kids love to learn but they learn so much better when it is fun like a game. I had the chance to review three great products from Super Duper Publications and cannot wait to share them with you.
Go for the Dough is a pizza game where you start at the Pizza Palace, drive your cars around the board, and deliver imaginary pizza. Before you start the game you choose a category to play with or mix and match categories. .There is 80 categories to choose from. Players then provide a word or definition based on the language objective and then place the dollars in the center of the board. Every time a player reaches grandma’s house to deliver pizza ha/she is paid with all the dollars on the board.
While you are playing, you are increasing vocabulary and word meaning. In addition, it will help improve word recall describing, semantic flexibility and phonemic skills. One thing I thought was neat is the dollars feel real but will not tear or rip.
Go for the Dough Includes
- Colorful, sturdy game board (16″ x 16″)
- 480 Super Dough Dollars (4 1/4″ x 2 1/8″)
- 6 car pawns
- Booklet containing suggested answers.
The first player chooses a dollar and reads/listens to the word on the card. The player’s response to the card will vary depending on what the card says. For example. If the card is multiple meaning and orange is the word, the player would say another meaning for the word orange, which would be a fruit/color. If the player chose a synonym card mail that would be a letter. Once he or she answers, the card the player places the dollar in the center of the game board and rolls the dice to determine how many spaces the player moves. Players take turns going around and each time a player reaches grandma’s house you take the dollars from the center. Game ends when there is no more dollars.
This game is tons of fun and everyone has enjoyed playing it. What I love about these types of games is the kids do not realize they are learning at the same time. I love how it challenges your mind to think of the different words and meanings.
My kids were never big game players but as we have accumulated games, they seem to enjoy playing them and they have even asked for board games for Christmas this year.
The second item we had the chance to try is Photo Fish. The game contents come in a box that resembles a tackle box. Contents include:
- 55 Classifying Magnetic Photo Fish (11 fish in each category)
- 5 “Category Catch” Fish
- 60 stickers
- 36″ x 23″ plastic pond
- Two 11″ lightweight, plastic fishing poles
- An easy-to-carry, hard plastic tackle box (12″ x 7″ x 6¼”)
- Instructions with game ideas
First, you will want to place the stickers on the fish. Make sure you do not put them on the magnetic side of the fish. Once that is complete, your fish are ready to go swimming in the pond. Unfold the pond and place all photo fish sticker side down so you cannot see the photos. Give each player a category such as transportation, clothing, animals, food, and around the home. First player will take the fishing hook and catch a fish if the fish does not belong in their category they have to put the fish back, if the fish belongs in their category they get to keep the fish. Game ends when the first player retrieves all their fish from the category. In addition, there is many game variations as well and is a fun game to play over and over again.
The next item we received was the Ticklin Tongue Twister Pencils. Each pack comes with 60 tongue-twisting pencils. Try saying this one Beautiful babbling brooks bubble between blossoming banks. These will make the perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays.
I am very pleased with all the products at Super Duper Publications. My children enjoyed all the games and it is funny listening to them try the tongue twisters.
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