Super Duper® Publications Review
I home educate my three children and we are proudly a part of a vast homeschooling community network. We love to share new resources with one another that we discover featuring the highest quality, educational resources. Therefore, I am thrilled to be able to introduce you to my favorite new source for educational and fun learning tools for children of all ages is Super Duper® Publications!
Super Duper® Publications has a wide selection of educational resources that are best suited to all the different ways that children learn i.e. auditory, visual, sensory, special needs and more. All of the products are designed by certified learning professionals who are experts at creating educational tools that children are sure to think are “fun and games”. When browsing the vast “Castle” (check it out on their website) of educational products available at Super Duper® Publications, I was very impressed to see that they have an entire category devoted to the needs of children with autism including Webber Photo Cards-Emotions, Social Skills Chipper Chat and more.
My children are ages 5, 6 and 7 and we had a blast (yes, myself included) playing the Jeepers Peepers® Glasses Game ($29.95). We had so much fun playing that we were giggling together throughout the entire game. This is a great game for children who are already excelling socially but particularly for those kids like my seven year old son, Adam who are very shy and reserved because it may help to bring them “out of their shells” to join in on the fun and in fact, Adam ended up liking this game the most.
How do you play? Everyone wears a special pair of Jeepers Peepers glasses and a photo card is placed in it without the player looking at it. The child who is wearing the glasses with the photo card will start to ask yes/no questions. For example, if they are wearing a “Birthday Cake” they can ask questions like “Am I an animal (food, people, things or transportation)?” and the other players will respond either yes/no. Once they know that it is a food item they can narrow it down asking more yes/no questions such as “Is it Salty?” or “Is it something you eat for breakfast?” until they are able to guess the correct image. This game really helps children develop valuable learning skills such as how to ask questions, deductive reasoning, problem solving etc. The game includes 101 photo cards for lots of game play, six pairs of Jeepers Peepers glasses and a set of “My Cue Cards” which will help guide children along for the questioning portion of the game. The spinner and bingo chips add extra fun to the game and the instruction book is quite helpful offering different ways to vary the game play for additional fun. I often find myself sitting back and observing while my children play their games but this is one game that they were delighted to find me willing to join in and they had lots of fun watching me try to figure out that I had a “horse” in my glasses.
I am teaching all three of my children how to read and hands-on, visually oriented activities have been an excellent addition to our reading curriculum. I am very pleased with the reading enrichment tools available at Super Duper® Publications including one of my favorites, 200 More Sight Words plus Sentence Building Super Fun Deck ($32.95). This is literally a young reader’s treasure trove containing 465 word cards. Cards #1-200 use the common beginning sight words and the corresponding 200 cards are color-coded by parts of speech with parts of speech helper words. I especially like that I can teach important sentence building skills and it has been a big help for my seven year old to learn correct punctuation and capitalization when forming his sentences. He is a hands-on learner so “building” his sentence is a great way for him to put his newly acquired skills into practice. Adam likes this set so much that he gets excited when he has extra practice time with the Super Fun Deck during his reading class session. I appreciate that the cards are a very nice, durable quality and I can keep it organized and stored in the tin when not in use.
It is easy for me to see why Super Duper® Publications is the winner of multiple awards including the Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award. The two products in our home school collection are a big hit with me as their educator since I understand the educational value of each product while my kids love it because it is fun. This is the perfect resource not just for teachers but for parents too for those rainy days and summer break. Kids will love to continue learning over the summer while playing….lots of fun products to choose from!
You are invited to visit Super Duper®Publications to browse the entire selection of wonderful educational themed products and you can even check out the 2013 eCatalog which is a fun way to see all of the available products too. It is very user friendly shopping as you can narrow your product search by bestsellers, price, award winners, what’s new, wish list and more. They even have a FREE Super Duper StoryMaker App too!
FREE Shipping US & Canada with a minimum $20 order….time for me to stock up and save on resources for summer vacation!
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.