Saturday, April 24, 2010

Printable Games - a great addition to our homeschool

I have always loved using games in our little homeschool.  I even let the boys declare one game-day a month.  They are in control of the day.  In other words, they decide what day we have game day and they pick the games they want to play.  I also pick two games that we play.  It's an excellent addition to our homeschool and gives me a chance to review things that I want the boys to remember.


 


So, I was really excited when I got the opportunity to review Super Star Games from Super Star Speech.  In addition to a Speech Therapy products, Super Star Speech produces 11 games in e-book/downloadable format.  These games are Silly Snail Parts of Speech; Planets, Moon, and Stars; Road to Revolution; Explorers of the World; The Inventors Game; Covering the Continents; Colony Quest; Exploring Egypt; Climb the Vine:  All About Plants; The Insect Game; and All About Animals, an animal classification game.  Each game is priced at $3.50, or you can get them in two bundles for $14 and $9 here.


 


Downloading the printing the games was very easy.  I printed on regular paper and then glued the game boards to a file folder.  I also glued the game cards to 3x5 cards to make them a little more sturdy.  The games are colorful and easy to learn to play.  The only things we needed to find were game pieces, and dice for a few of the games.  We used pennies and other little tokens from quarter machines at the grocery store as game pieces. 


 


When I found out the various titles of Super Star's games I couldn't believe it.  You see we've spent this year studying the American revolution and animal classification.  In Language Arts, we had just finished a workbook focused on the parts of speech.  So, I was thrilled to find that three of Super Star's games were on the American revolution, animal classification, and parts of speech!  I love when God leads me to things that will reinforce what we are learning.  He encourages our homeschool so often this way.


 


Our two favorites so far are Road to Revolution and All About Animals.  We even took the All About Animals game and made our own cards to enhance the play of this game.  That was a great way for me to see what the boys had learned from our animal classification study.  Looking at the cards our boys made up for the All About Animals game I could see that they really grasped the concepts we had learned.  And when we played Road to Revolution we learned even more interesting facts while playing.  We've played both of these games several times, including playing in the evening so that we could play with Daddy.


 


I'm sure we will fall in love with the other games as well, it's just that right now these two in particular really fit into our days.  Check out Super Star's games.  They're really terrific and a great price.  It's a very inexpensive way to enhance your homeschool days.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I've been wanting to use games to help reinforce learning here too. I noticed several titles you listed that cover topics we're studying this year too. I'm super stoked and going to go check it out right now.

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  2. Thanks for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed the games and that several fit in so well with your current studies!


    Debbie Lott

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