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An Educational Sweet Treat for Valentine’s Day

Submitted by on February 8, 2013 – 4:38 pmNo Comment

An Educational Sweet Treat for Valentine’s Day

I don’t know about you, but I worry about how much sugar my kids eat every day. I worry even more around holidays like Halloween and Valentine’s Day. I don’t deny my kids sweet treats, but I do limit how much they eat on a regular basis. I am always on the lookout for other fun treats, gifts and ideas for holidays that are not food-related.

I freely admit that I am an over-achiever mom who believes in gifts with a purpose. I like educational toys and games. So does my daughter. We like conversation cards at the dinner table, craft books and she and her brother love board games (me, not so much.) I received two fun educational games to review recently that would be a perfect Valentine’s treat. The game will last longer the chocolate! I am realistic: my kids will get chocolate, too, just a smaller box!

We have purchased other decks from this company and they have provided hours of conversation and fun. These two decks are great for younger kids who love language or who might be struggling and need a little extra focus. The Oxymorons deck is a lot of fun, kids love learning to use these often silly words!

Two New Fun Decks from Super Duper – Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Super Duper Publications has created two Fun Decks — HearBuilder Sequencing Super Fun Deck and Oxymorons – to help children learn how to sequence and to understand difficult oxymorons all through the fun and colorful cards in Super Duper’s Fun Decks.

HearBuilder Sequencing Super Fun Deck, for ages 5 to 12 (grades K-6), has 144 double-sided, full-color cards that feature 32 illustrated sequences to help target sequencing, comprehension, and critical thinking skills.  Educators can use the deck on its own to teach children to put events in a logical order or use it as the perfect companion to Super Duper’s popular HearBuilder Sequencing software.  Children will start with three-step sequences and progress to six-step sequences.  The front side of each card has a Story Sequence – Ms. Garcia bought a new painting. She got a hammer and some nails to hang it in her living room.  The backside features an Instructional Sequence – Get a hammer and some nails. Have fun putting these two different types of sequences in order.

The Oxymorons Fun Deck, for ages 7 and up (grades 3 and up), has 56 illustrated cards to help children make sense out of the phrases that have contradictory meanings such as jumbo shrimp.  With this card deck, children listen to or read a sentence and identify the oxymoron, which is in red text.  The child will then choose the correct meaning of the oxymoron from three possible answers.  The children can look at the whimsical picture on the card to get clues to the meanings of the oxymorons and then check their answers with the provided Answer Key card.

Both of these Fun Decks come in a sturdy tin for easy storage.

Super Duper Publications creates unique, enjoyable, high quality educational materials for children. The Super Duper website offers a wide variety of materials for teachers, therapy professionals, and parents to use with children in a classroom, therapy setting, and at home. www.superduperinc.com .

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