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Very Silly Sentences

by Dk Pub

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  • Product Dimensions: 26.3 x 20.4 x 6.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 898 g
  • Manufacturer reference: 9780756637477
  • ASIN: 0756637473
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Nov. 23 2007
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,054 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
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From the publisher: Learning basic language and literacy skills to give children a head start as they start school is as easy as A, B, C with this fun game. Colour-coded cards will help your child learn parts of speech and sentence construction with hilarious consequences. The banana jumped over the tree, the cow ate the alarm clock. No sentence is too silly in this addictive game for the whole family.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Fun, yet VERY instructive May 31 2009
By Jennifer Donovan - Published on Amazon.com
My son received this for his five-year-old birthday.

The first time we played it, he immediately asked to play again, which shows that it appeals to the target age. My ten-year-old daughter played with us, and while she tolerated it for family fun, she only wanted to play once.

The pieces are very sturdy: the cards are very thick cardboard. The box that it comes in has flaps and a flip-top insuring that the pieces will stay put, even if it falls off the top shelf of the game closet. Not that it would ever happen -- I'm just saying. . . .

The 12-sided die is cardboard instead of plastic, and it's the one element that I could see succumbing to wear and tear.

However, the fact that there is a die AND a game board/spinner (which is used if you land on a certain square) makes the playing of the game pretty fun for a 5-year-old.

This is perfect to build up sight words, since the same articles and prepositions appear over and over, and the verbs are simple ones. The noun cards have a picture with the word, helping children make that association.

In all -- I recommend this -- and I'm thankful that he received this as a gift instead of junk!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great game for practicing reading and learning the parts of speech! Aug. 1 2011
By M. Jolly - Published on Amazon.com
I found this game very cheap at a local store and bought it for my three year old. I was nervous about if she would be old enough to play, but she reads on a high level for her age and the game was cheap. As soon as we got it home we started playing. It is a very easy game to learn and not one of those games that lasts a terribly long time! We probably played at least fifteen times before I was able to get her to take a break! She absolutely loves it, and I must say that it is my new favorite as well. Each part of speech is color-coded and there is even a cheat sheet on the instructions to help parents explain the parts of speech when your child picks one. The game is good quality. My only concern is that the dice included is made of cardboard. As long as you teach your kids to respect the property though, I don't see that being an issue. Great game for practicing reading and for learning the parts of speech. I think the company offers a whole line of educational games like this, that I will be checking out. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good concept ... bad execution Dec 30 2014
By David Tuft - Published on Amazon.com
This was given as a gift to our nearly 5 y.o. daughter (emerging reader). She was skeptical at first, but when her nearly 7 y.o. sister (a reader) opened and started playing, she jumped right in. They enjoyed the silly sentences and I think it's helpful to pick up the parts of speech. BUT, while the cards are sturdy, the parts that advance the game ... the die and spinner are flimsy and non-functional after just two days. The die completely fell apart and the spinner isn't posiitoned high enough to actually spin! Shame on the manufacturer for not putting more into those pieces as this would have been a favorite for a long time.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Not recommended June 27 2015
By Russell D Fendick - Published on Amazon.com
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We bought this for our son with autism in the hope that it would be a fun way to expand his ability to form sentences. It was not at all fun for him, and I didn't like it either. He loves the card game "Story Smash Up". I would recommend that game to other people looking for a sentence building game. Specific comments on this product: 1) The spinner doesn't spin. 2) The multi-sided die is so flimsy I had to use tons of scotch tape to hold it together. 3) The pace was very slow.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
One of our favorite games Feb. 19 2013
By Theresa - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
My children love to make the sentences as silly as possible. I love to see them learning, through play, about articles, verbs, nouns, prepositions, and adjectives. What a fun way to learn grammar and sentence structure.

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