How's your holiday shopping going? I think I'm about halfway finished; still need some gifts for those people. I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about! Those people that are just impossible to shop for-and I have 2 of them in my immediate family! Yeah, I've been wracking my brain to think of a gift they would actually like and use. In the meantime, let me share a company that has some incredible gift ideas for children-Super Duper Publications!
Super Duper Publications is a company that specializes in educational materials for children that are actually fun as well! You can shop by grade/age level, topic, or price. Their catalog includes fun games, "fun decks", photo cards, apps, and activity books. I had the opportunity to choose a couple items for review, and we decided on the Classifying Photo Fish Game, and the 500 Prefixes, Suffixes and Stems Super Fun Deck. I also received the Electronic Spinner, a stocking-stuffer idea for the holidays.
The Classifying Photo Fish game is very fun, and perfect for teaching youngsters to sort and classify things. Recommended for children as young as Pre-K, the game comes in a cute little "tackle box" and includes 2 magnetic fishing poles, 55 classifying magnetic fish (11 fish per category), 5 category fish, a plastic pond, and instructions. Honestly, this game is so fun that children will not even realize they are learning! There are different ideas for gameplay, but the basic idea is to lay the fish face-side down in the pond. Give your child a category fish (categories include food, transportation, animals, clothing, and around the home) and a fishing pole. They can reel in a fish, look at the category sticker underneath, and decide if it belongs in their category. If so, they get to keep the fish-if not, they have to throw the fish back into the pond. Honestly, this is the type of game that every parent will want on hand, because the kids will love playing-and learn how to categorize at the same time!
The 500 Prefixes, Suffixes and Stems is a "Super Fun Deck" that includes 500 cards in a handy storage tin. Each card shows a word part, it's meaning, and example word parts (for example, "cise", meaning to cut, as in incisors or incision). It also has a fun illustration to add some enjoyment and extra help for the children to grasp the meaning of the word. The flip side of the card contains just the word, and these are used as flashcards to test your children's knowledge. This is a great way to teach your children word parts, and help expand their vocabulary. I will be recommending this fun deck to some homeschooling friends, because it would be perfect for use in homeschool!
The Electronic Spinner has various uses; we enjoyed using ours in place of dice or the typical spinners in our board games. The lights and sound add some extra fun (although I am thankful for the sound-off option, for times when the noise is just too much) during our game time.
Disclosure: I received product in exchange for a review; I was not monetarily compensated for this review. I was not required to post favorably about the product or company. The opinions are completely my own, based on my personal experience with the product.