Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
We love games in our home and I’m always on the lookout for new ones. I especially like games that are not only fun but educational as well. Super Duper Publications has been making fun learning materials since 1986. Their games are designed to help kids learn in a way that works for them and are perfect for use by educators, therapists, or at home. I had the chance to review several of their products.
The first was the Photo Fish Classifying Magnetic Game. In this game, kids work on their sorting skills by catching magnetic fish.
Each child gets a category fish. There are 5: Transportation, Clothing, Animals, Food, and Around the Home. Kids take turns using fishing poles with a magnets on the end to catch a fish. Each fish has a picture on the underside and the child has to decide of their fish fits in their category.
My boys really liked this game. In fact my 5-year-old said “Mommy, this is the best game!”. I like that it’s easy to play and sets up quickly. The instructions include several different variations of the game that can be played. This is nice because it’s like getting several games in one.
Hopping Frogs Language Game helps kids build their vocabulary and practice simple analogies and naming skills. The game includes a pond game board, 420 Hopping Frogs vocabulary cards (60 cards per sound, with 25 initial, 15 medial and 20 final position of P, B, T, D, K, G, and F), lilly pads, and over 130 plastic frogs. The initial set up took a little bit because you have to separate all the cards (they come in perforated sheets). Once that was done, we were ready to play.
The minute the boys saw the frogs, they were excited. Each child takes a card and answers the question. The answer corresponds with the sound on the front of the card. For example, a card in the initial B category would have an answer like “bottle”. Each card has a certain number of frogs under the answer. If they get it right, they “hop” that number of frogs onto their lily pad. The kids really enjoyed this game as well. Some of the questions were fairly easy and some required more thought. I could see the wheels turning when I asked them the questions. They were so excited when they got the answer right and they loved hopping the frogs onto their lily pads!
500 Prefixes, Suffixes, and Stems is a game for grades 4 and up. It includes 500 illustrated prefixes, suffixes, and stems. One side of each card shows a word part and its meaning, along with two words (using the word part) and their definitions. On the other side of the card id a fun picture that helps illustrate the first word.
English can be a hard language to learn. I appreciate how this game helped my 10-year-old learn prefixes, suffixes, and stems in a fun way. He liked the pictures and said it helped him understand and remember the meaning of each word.
My 5-year-old has recently taken a big interest in telling time. He’s always asking me what time it is and trying to read the clock on his own. MagneTalk Telling Time Game was right up his alley!
What I love about this game is that it teaches kids how to read a traditional face clock as well as a digital clock. It includes includes a magnetic game board, 24 magnetic number tiles, 47 magnetic “Sentence Maker” tiles, and two clock hands. My son had fun placing the numbers and number words. It really helped him see how the two different types of clocks show the same time.
Word Joggers for Categories is intended for students with specific language processing difficulty in PreK through fifth grade and students learning English as a second language. The bingo boards and cards can be used in various combinations to target each child’s needs.
While none of my kids have any language difficulties, they love bingo so I knew they’d enjoy this. I was right! They loved yelling “bingo” when they filled their cards. It’s a fun twist on a classic game. I really liked that you could play the game in so many ways. My kids especially liked the category flip and attribute match versions. They got the boys thinking and they were learning without even realizing it!
I was really impressed with the quality of all the games we tried out. I taught Preschool up until Little Miss was born and I’ve seen that kids learn so much through play. These games make learning fun and really get kids thinking. Super Duper Publications has a wonderful selection of fun learning games and you’re sure to find one (or more!) that would be perfect for the little ones on your Christmas list! They would also make fantastic gifts for teachers or therapists! Plus, Mudpies and Tiaras readers can enjoy 15% off now through December 20th by using the code D9S6CRVV at checkout! Remember to connect with Super Duper Publications on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on on their great products!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda