Pirate Talk – Receptive & Expressive Language Game
By Super Duper Publications
Pirate Talk was the second game that attracted my interest when I was checking the offered games from Super Duper Publications. This particular game is basically enforcing communications skills. Actually seven communication skills are reinforced with this game. Three of them are receptive – Sentence Repetition, Answering Questions, and Following Directions. Four are expressive – Categorizing, Inferencing, Describing, and Social Skills.
The game includes an 18x18 inches game board, 150 color-coded receptive and expressive language cards, 6 pirate players pieces, 100 gold coins and an electronic spinner (1-3).
It’s easy to play Pirate Talk. The kids were eager to play this new game when I opened it up. It was a great way to encourage them to express themselves based on the images I would show to them. With their game pieces, they would move from island to island on the board game and collect gold coins when they would answer properly to their questions. Depending of the age of the child you can opt to ask the receptive or expressive questions. Five categories of social interaction is included in this game: School, People, Home, Community, and Activities. When we played, I would pick the category myself and choose a card. I would ask the child to come near me as I showed the image and ask the questions. See the card below for an example of questions asked on the receptive or expressive language skill.
My kids had a blast playing this game together and asked for more when I decided that we were done. They love the fact that the game is based on a pirate theme and that it encourages them to express themselves based on selected situations.
My only disappointment is that our electronic spinner isn’t working anymore. Somehow it died rather quickly. I find that replacing the batteries is quite expensive. Fortunately, one of my sons remembered that he had a dice that had the 1-3 faces repeated (compared to a regular dice). So we are using this dice and honestly I think I prefer the dice over the electronic spinner which gets annoying with the noise it makes.
The Pirate Talk Board Game is available at the Super Duper Publications website for the price of 54.95$.
It is also available on amazon.ca and amazon.com.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes from KidStuff PR and Super Duper Publications, Inc. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.