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I love Super Duper, as I know most SLPs do. They have such great products available for specifically for us, which might be why we all love them so much! So of course when I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to review Pirate Talk with my readers, I jumped on it! I love pirates almost as much as SD 🙂
Pirate Talk is a Receptive and Expressive language game that includes a game board, electronic spinner, 150 stimulus cards, 6 player pieces, 100 gold coins, and instructions.
For basic game play, students start on their “Home Port”, which are the piers in the corners of the board. They answer their target question, then use the electronic spinner to move around the board and collect the gold coins. Whoever collects the most coins is the winner! There are suggestions for variations in game play included in the instructions.
There are 30 cards in each of 5 categories: People, School, Home, Community, and Activities. Each card is color coded, numbered, and laminated. The cards feature a color picture that matches the stimulus questions on the backside.
The backside of the card has both expressive and language tasks. The receptive tasks are for repeating sentences, answering questions, and following directions. The expressive tasks target categorization, inferencing, describing, and social skills.
Here’s what I liked about Pirate Talk:
- The kids love the theme and the gold coins!
- Electronic spinner…just a personal choice, but I think this is much better than dice flying all over the table.
- Variety of language skills targeted…especially that it includes social skills!
- Great for mixed groups, to target both articulation and language skills. Easily target articulation carryover with the language questions or by finding words in the picture with their sound.
- I can ditch the included stimulus cards, but still use the game!
The game box says that it works for K-5, but the stimulus questions were a little above level for my primary grades kids. I found the questions more appropriate for 3rd-5th, and even my 6th graders liked it.
Overall, I think this is an excellent addition to my game cabinet. The kids really like it and I can use it for lots of things. You can find Pirate Talk for $54.99 on the Super Duper website or on Amazon.
Do you use Pirate Talk in your speech world? What do you like about it?
I was given a free copy of this product to review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are mine.