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Very Silly Sentences
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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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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. I have Silly Sentences and use in a Reading Remediation environment. I was excited to be able to find another game like that. I expect a lot from any DK purchase. The quality of this product is (almost) shocking to me.
a) The instructions have been poorly glued to the inside of the lid. While it is a great place to put the instructions, the way in which it has been glued certainly reeks of "amateur show to me".
b)The dice is so poorly constructed (like it was cut from a flat sheet of thin cardboard and clicked together) and it is going to break very easily. I thinking it will take one kindergarten man to devour it in less than 5 minutes. I have had to use clear tape to try to strengthen and straighten the surfaces.
c) The spinner is completely unusable. It does not spin due to tightness of the central pop rivet. I cannot do anything about this, so will have to change the rules of the game.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH DK. Very disappointed. I am not returning it because the game itself is excellent for my purposes. I do not believe it would last any longer in a domestic environment.