Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Best Supplemental Learning Activities from Super Duper #Giveaway

by Elizabeth

in Product Review

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This time of year means back to school with all the supplies and homework that the school year entails.  Parents with children who have speech or language delays, learn differently, want to augment school lessons, who home school or even those who just want to give their kids a head start may include a round or two of educational games in with the usual routine.  This is a great way to get your children engaged and learning without the usual fuss.

On the hunt for great educational games?  Super Duper® Publications is a great place to start looking!  Super Duper® Publications began as a desire for easy-to-use therapy materials for children with speech and language delays by Sharon Webber.  She created her own therapy meterials while working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in public schools.  Thomas Webber, an attourney, soon joined her in developing new therapy materials.  What started in 1986 as two products and two types of stickers has turned into a successful business providing hundreds of fun therapy materials that children will actually love learning with.

No matter the skill that needs improving, you can browse their extensive website and online store, www.SuperDuperInc.com, and discover hundreds of enticing products created by language professionals.  Each game or activity lists right on the website what skills it improves, so you’re sure to get the item that works on the specific skill you would be hoping to target with your child. 

Not sure where to start?  Super Duper Publications top sellers include:

After looking through the top products I decided that Word FLIPS and the MagneTalk Match-Up Adventure Kit with Barrier would be some great tools for working with Keira. 

Word FLIPS®

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Keira is now 20 months and has not begun talking properly and has been referred to a speech therapist.  Since there is a long waiting list to begin therapy I thought it would be a great idea to try out the Word flips and get a head start.  She currently is able to answer things like “What sound does a cow make?”  Her answer?  “Boooo booo!”  “What sound does a duck make?”  Well apparently ducks say “Gah gah” in a somewhat evil sounding tone.  Dogs also say “Buff Buff!” Cute, but honestly it is a little worrisome that these are the only “words” we can get her to say and they aren’t exactly spot on.

Word FLIPS™ for Learning Intelligible Production of Speech is meant for children PreK and up and is a must for children with speech delays.  It helps teach real words while practising up tp three repetitions of sound sequences.   Word Flips includes three identical 40-word card sets divided into sections according to consonant placement (bilabial, alveolar, velar, and palatal). 

To begin you can have your child repeat identical developing sounds such as “Boo, Boo, Boo”.  Other ways use Word Flips include practising a variety of sequences such as “tie, tea, shoe”, repeating words with the same consonant but a different vowel “boo, bee, bye”, repeating words with the  same vowel but different consonant “bye, pie”.  You can also combine the words to form other words (for example “Tie, knee” can be combined to form the word “tiny”.  The book includes a list of words you can form this way using the words in the book.  For more advanced usage you can even combine words into simple sentences.

I like that Word Flips is so easy to use, carry around and store thanks to the spiral bounding and the built in easel so you can stand it upright as you get to work.   The illustrations are also clearly appealing to children as Keira can’t get enough of looking at the pictures.   The fact that the pictures are done so well helps Keira grasp the meaning of the words. 

So far we are only working on repeating developing sounds which is fine since Keira is so young.  At the moment she can repeat “boo” but due to her age she is soon only interested in flipping the cards to see the other pictures.  This is fine as it gives her the chance to learn other words.

 

MagneTalk Match-up Adventure Kit with Barrier

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MagneTalk® Match-up Adventures Kit (Language-Based Magnetic Barrier Games and Activities) is meant for children PreK to Grade 5 to target language and listening skills.  Specifically it helps children learn to follow directions, use deductive reasoning, to give directions, increases vocabulary, helps with auditory memory, storytelling, categorization, rhying and listening.  What a list! 

The MagneTalk Match-up Adventures Kit includes:
  • 10 gorgeous game boards (two of each scene: camping, picnic, outer space, ocean, and grocery store)
  • 2-sided magnetic, dry erase tabletop easel (12″ x 16″)
  • 10 magnets for each game board (100 magnetic pieces)
  • 34-page reproducible activity book with a CD-ROM (that includes a French translation) for easy printing
  • Dry erase marker

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I love that this kit has its own bag with pockets to keep the magnets organized which fits inside a larger pink bag along with the barrier.  It is so compact and easy to store thanks to the bags.  The entire set including magnets seem quite durable and sturdy.

This is a Barrier game, which for those unfamiliar, requires two or more players along with a barrier to block each players view of their materials.   Each player has the same set of materials in front of them and take turns giving each other directions as to how to arrange the materials in front of them without any visual cues. The goal is to have both players’ materials look the same at the end of the game.

Since Keira isn’t verbal yet and is quite young we play an extremely modified version of the game where I just give her simple directions like “Put the fish on the board”.  Sometimes it ends up on the board, other times she will put it in my hand.  I think that is pretty typical for her age though and will improve with time.  The recommended age for this is actually 3 yrs + but I honestly think that even at Keira’s age (18 months +) it can be used appropriately to work on several different skills.  Just don’t expect your 18 month old to suddenly understand or be able to articulate something like “Put the fish in the river in front of the boy in the ripple made by his fishing line.”

 

Buy it: 

Right now, all shoppers will be rewarded with a Back to School Special 30% storewide discount until September 15, 2013 using promo code: School13 when ordering from Super Duper Publications directly. Frugal Mom Eh  readers though can have this offer extend until Sept. 30, 2013 using promo code:  DM89SQJB

 

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Win it:

One Frugal Mom Eh reader will win a $50 gift card to shop on the Super Duper Publications website. This way you can look through all Super Duper Publications has to offer and decide for yourself which product is best for your own child!  Open to residents of CAN/USA.  Giveaway ends October 11th 2013 atand full  11:59 pm EST.  See Giveaway Tools form for entry and full T&C.

 

 

 Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in order to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.



{ 81 comments… read them below or add one }

darci September 17, 2013 at 10:19 am

they have a fantastic deal of the week special!

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Danielle Helsby September 17, 2013 at 11:28 am

The deal of the week special!

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KT September 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm
jan September 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I like their Silly Sets: Minimal Pairs for Maximum Progress

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Maegan Morin September 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm
Elizabeth Matthiesen September 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I discovered that Super Duper® Publications was founded in 1986 with two products and two types of stickers.

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Monique L. S. September 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I learned that Super Duper Publications have products that are fun, educational and also therapeutic. They even have its’ own section for autism.

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Julie G. September 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I learned that they offer Bilingual products.

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ken ohl September 17, 2013 at 6:32 pm

the super duper publications have great products.

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martina j September 17, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I like Social Skills Chipper Chat

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Jeannie September 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I like their educational board games. I think my son would like the dino vocabulary game.

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Jayne Cameron September 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Educational and therapeutic toys are great for all kids.

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Megan Parsons September 17, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I like the Go for the Dough Board Game

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jeremy mclaughlin September 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Love the deal of the week special.

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Stephanie Shipley September 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

I learned that their building looks like a castle. I really like the Say and Do® Early Social Scenes for School Book because my son really struggles socially. It would be a great tool for him.

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abedabun dawn September 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

The Sentence Fill-in Fun Deck looks to be a great tool for my little one.

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ariel chiu September 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

i like that their educational games are also therapeutic!

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Andrea Amy September 18, 2013 at 1:23 am

i like the free stuff like the age calculator

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Darlene September 18, 2013 at 11:52 am

I love that the games are education and based on social skills

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Lyndi Malarchuk September 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I love all the Fun Decks! I have a 2nd grader who is having a TON of trouble learning to read, and I think something fun like this would really help him.

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Brandee September 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I love that they are educational and contain clear instruction for parents to be proactive with their children!!!

These sign language cards are great: http://www.superduperinc.com/products/view.aspx?pid=WSL100&s=400-webber-sign-language-cards#.Ujn8MGS9LTo

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rebeka deleon September 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm

i like that they have ipad apps

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Stephanie LaPlante September 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I liked the Dice Dude Combo

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kristy e September 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

love all their educational games and products

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heather September 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm

I learned that they also have special products for children with Autism.

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Beth Rosell September 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

I like that their games and products are fun, educational and also therapeutic

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anna key September 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

I like the MOST™ Marshalla Oral Sensorimotor Test™

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Jo-Anne Pfoh September 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

deal of the week is wonderful

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ContestPatti September 19, 2013 at 12:23 am

I learned that they offer Bilingual products

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Tanis September 19, 2013 at 12:57 am

I learned they offer free shipping!

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Jennifer L. September 19, 2013 at 8:07 am

I like Grammar Gumballs Board Game.

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Sarah De Diego (Journeys of The Zoo) September 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I like that the CD-Rom is in French as well. Isn’t it great that products like this exist. Looking forward to hearing about all of Keira’s successes.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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Nicole B September 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm

I learned they have bilingual products! YAY!

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Brooke Bumgardner September 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I really like the Yogarilla Cards and Activities. They have so much fun products I’ve never seen anywhere else.

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Fan R September 19, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I learned that 27 years they are making hundreds of creative, colorful educational and therapy materials that everyone loves

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Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard September 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Photo Feelings Fun Deck®

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Carol Denny September 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

The deal of the week special

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Elaine Buonsante September 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm

The free handy handouts are super that they are made available to interested parties! I’m coming back to this website for more resources.

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Kathy September 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

The Barrier games are a great idea! I think kids would love them for many reasons.

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Julie bolduc September 22, 2013 at 10:53 am

I like their Silly Sets: Minimal Pairs for Maximum Progress!!!!!!!

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Marc-Andre Taillefer September 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I discovered that Super Duper® Publications was founded in 1986

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Jennifer September 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I like the deal of the week and the fun chatter games.

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Heidi C. September 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm

I learned that Super Duper has a lot of learning apps that are available for purchase!

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Rachel September 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I like that they have free handouts for parents!

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michelle hebert September 23, 2013 at 12:30 am

i like the free apps

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Michelle Armstrong September 23, 2013 at 1:29 am
Tara Crawford September 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

ike their educational board games

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Josie September 24, 2013 at 5:14 pm

I learned they have a section for autism which is awesome!

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andrea September 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I like the Chipper Chat games, and all the free apps!

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danielle t September 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm

they have received a lot of awards for their products. I couldn’t believe their awards page.

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Katherine September 28, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Lotto Games Combo – (Includes Around the Home and Food & Things to Wear and Animals)

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Tamar September 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I like the ring bling game.

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Paula Hafner September 30, 2013 at 11:28 am

I really like the First 100 Sight Words plus Sentence Building Super Fun Deck. It would be great for my son.

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natasha severson September 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

i love that there are amazing apps such as
Kangaroo Island
Photo Classifying iPad® App

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Viv Sluys September 30, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I like that they have such great resources for autistic individuals and their caregivers

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KD October 1, 2013 at 11:49 am

I like the photo cards for verbs…verbs can be very tricky to teach!

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Jonnie October 2, 2013 at 1:47 am

I like that you ca search products by grade level

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denise October 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I like the age calculator.

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Heather D. October 2, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I liked the Difficult Situations Fun Deck. Learning is about more than just grammar and math problems. Ethics and Civic responsibility are just as important. It is nice that those situations are also addressed.

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Lauralee October 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I like their “Word FLIPS®”

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Wendy Mastin October 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I like the Artic Photos Fun Decks®

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Stephanie Larison October 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I like the Ask And Answer “Where” Cards

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Marcie October 3, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I love all the autism specific activities that would be wonderful for my friend’s young daughter who was recently diagnosed.

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Jennifer October 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I like the webber sign language cards!

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Michelle Elizondo October 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I also like Complex S Clusters.

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SueSueper Sue October 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I like the Webber Photo Phonology Minimal Pair Cards Set

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Jennifer H. October 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I like the magnatalk feelings set.

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Tara Gauthier October 7, 2013 at 2:33 am

I like the sign language cards and the Ipad apps they have

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Wanda Bergman October 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I learned that Sharon and Thomas Webber founded Super Duper® Publications in 1986 with two products and two types of stickers.

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Denise Klay October 9, 2013 at 10:30 pm

This is the first time I have been to this site and I love your specialty products available my daughter in law buys for her day care class I can not wait to share this whole site with her I was not aware of the products available!

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ReggieMann October 10, 2013 at 6:39 am

I like the Ask & Answer WH Cards

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Teresa Thompson October 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I like Just for Laughs.

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Laurie Emerson October 10, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I like the I Have Autism Complete Set for my son.

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Miranda Ward October 10, 2013 at 11:39 pm

I like the
Sentence Fill-in Fun Deck®

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Mihaela Day October 11, 2013 at 1:20 am

I like the 400 Webber® Sign Language Cards

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Brittney House October 11, 2013 at 1:39 am

The fun decks are neat.

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susan smoaks October 11, 2013 at 11:33 am

I learned that they sell the Webber BIG Apraxia
Photo Cards

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Francine Anchondo October 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Pirate Talk Board Game

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liz October 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Interactive Sing-Along Big Books Set 3

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Michelle Tucker October 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm

I think the MagneTalk Turns & Topics would be good.

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Tara C October 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I love their selection of autism resources!

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