~I received a product from Super Duper Inc. for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Previously I had shared the MagneTalk Match Up Adventures Kit and Ask & Answer “Wh” Bingo from Super Duper Inc. and now I get to show you one more game, Pirate Talk! This is a Receptive and Expressive Language game that helps teach children through sentence repetition, following directions, categorizing and describing (among other great skills). It also comes with treasure, which is always a bonus if you ask me!
As with the other games, Pirate Talk is designed for K-5, however, this one offers you the choice of what to teach your child while playing the game. The freedom of this allows for the parent (or teacher) to play the game with children of various language needs and/or age groups.
Here is how the game works.
- First, players must choose a feisty pirate! I was going to say cute, but my teen said that I can never call a pirate cute, so feisty it is!
- Then each player goes to their home port. On their turn they get to use the push button spinner that lights around. This is my tot’s favorite part!
- Then that player takes their turn and if they land on an island they can receive their gold. Though regardless of where the player lands they are asked a question.
Each of the cards are in a Social Interactive category. These categories include:
The cards allow you to choose from asking a Receptive or Expressive Question. In the example above, it has 7 different options: repeating a phrase, answering a question, following directions, categorization (naming), inference (why), describing the situation on the card or asking a social question (in this case how a person felt).
We used the easier ones for my tot and when my teen would play with his little brother I would ask a tougher question, generally those that were social interactive. My tot also could learn this way because he was paying attention to what his big brother saw on the card as well. This offered him the chance to also try to see more in the cards.
Obviously the person who has the most gold wins at the end of the game. However, there are other ways you can play as well!
- Ships Ahoy: Each time a player gets gold coins they put them in the middle of the board and the first person around wins the pot of gold.
- Doubling Doubloons: Playing as usual, however, players receive a gold coin for answering correctly AND for landing on the islands.
- Digging for Gold: You can make it a fun sensory/motor game by putting the gold coins in sand where the players have to dig out their gold coins!
- Spin a Yarn: This option only uses the cards, the spinner and the coins. Each player (upon their turn) takes a card and then uses the spinner. If the spinner lands on a 3, then the player (using their card) must make up three sentences about the photo on the card. For each correct sentence the player gets a gold coin.
This is a wonderful game for building language skills for kids. Not only is it fun to play, but also is very fluctuating based on children’s needs. It said a lot that my teenager actually had fun playing the game even though he is far out of the age group and the questions were pretty easy, he really enjoyed playing with his little brother and helping him to learn about the cards! Though he didn’t like it very much when Judah would steal his gold, but a pirate is a pirate!
You can learn more about Pirate Talk on Super Duper Inc. This is such an amazing store for teachers and parents looking for fun ways to help their children grow. Make sure to take a moment to “Like” them on Facebook and @SuperDuperPub on Twitter. Your support towards shops that help our young one’s is important and we really appreciate it!