I love games and activities that make you think, while still having fun. Maybe it's the homeschooler in me coming out, but I think the best kind of fun is where you're learning at the same time. So, when given the opportunity to review a couple new games from Super Duper Publications, I was thrilled-these are exactly the type of game I love!
I chose to review Ring Bling and Which One Doesn't Belong. We tried out Ring Bling first. This game helps youngsters learn to follow directions.
There are 3 kinds of instruction cards; basic, conditional, and temporal. Here's a shot of the 3 different types, so you can see what I mean.
I love that when you play this game with your children, they will learn to think, and it also helps with imagination. For example, "If there are 7 days in a week, pretend you are a race car driver". Not only does this help with remembering how many days in a week, but the participant has to use some imagination to pretend they're a race car driver! The 3 different types of commands are great for following directions in order, and thinking before acting. And yet, for all the instructional and educational value of this game, the kids still love it, because it is fun! This is great for playing out on our deck (so we can still enjoy being outside), or in the living room. And of course, the girls love styling their "hand" with the rings they collect for following instructions!
The 2nd product I received is not so much a game, but rather a fun activity for 1 or more children. This is a deck of 200 cards, with lists on each side. The children read the list, and decide which item doesn't belong in the category.
For example, there will be 4 boys names, and 1 girls name. Obviously, the girls name doesn't belong! There are 2 levels of difficulty; the red side is easier, and the blue side is harder.
And, what makes this one really fun is that if you get stumped, or just want to check your answer-you get to use the secret decoder! This is a small LED light, that when shone onto the card, will turn the answer red. Check out these pictures for an example:
As you can see, both of these games/activities were a big hit with the family, and I love that the kids are learning while they play. Super Duper Publications has produced some really fun and instructional activities for kids! Apparently I'm not the only person who thinks so, because Super Duper Publications won half a dozen awards recently from The National Parenting Center!
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