Diggity Dogs

Happy Thursday friends! I’m going to try to dig myself out of my moving boxes to bring some life back to SRN! Today I’ve got a super cute game to review sent to me from Educational Insights.

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Ok. I opened this package this morning and was immediately singing the Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog song from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Am I the only one? Haha.

Diggity Dogs Game is a game for children 5+ that features some super sweet looking pups who need to be adopted! The object of the game to is adopt the most dogs by matching what the dogs are wishing for to the cards in your hand.

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There are 7 puppies waiting to be adopted and 28 game cards. On your turn you ask another player for one card. If they don’t have the card you need draw from the draw pile.

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Communication skills to be targeted include articulation with the game as a reinforcer or at the conversation level. Language skills include answering and asking questions, following directions, and problem solving to identify multiple matching items. Social language target include turn taking, conversation, controlling impulses, and keeping secret which pup your are trying to win!

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The back of the box recommends replacing a picture of YOUR pet with one of the dogs in the game. I love that!

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Pros: This game is unique. I haven’t seen another with the same premise of matching three items or adopting pups. The question and answer portion of the game is “go-fish” style supporting our kids who know how to play that game. The game is easy to manage so SLPs can easily run this game while targeting speech and language goals.

Cons: I really think it was silly to name one of the dogs Whiskey. It’s a game for kids and I just KNOW that one of my kids will yell out the ‘My mom drinks Whiskey’ phrase and things will get awkward.

Diggity Dog Game is available for $14.99 from Education Insights. A copy of this game was provided for review but no other compensation was provided and these lovely thoughts are all mine! Education Insights is going to give one lucky SRN follower a free copy! Enter in rafflecopter below!
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Lovely comments

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    Chris Gerber says

    I love that this is vocabulary and memory and association. Thanks for this opportunity.

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    Susan S. says

    Conversational skills. Although I am also worried about the name “Whiskey!” Doesn’t take much for my students to make comments I would rather not hear!

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    Shari W. says

    Looks like it is a doggy version of Go Fish. I would use it to target turn-taking, describing, and association skills.

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    Hillary says

    I would have the kids describe the cards they need (EET style or something similar) instead of asking for the object!

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    Judy Hale says

    Describing, turn-taking, artic carryover, fluency strategies use when asking for the cards, social, so many ways to use. I really love this game idea with the dogs! Just the pictures of the dogs will be motivating. Is there a picture of a German Shepherd? That’s what my wonderful dog is.

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    Erica says

    This game would be fun to play after an educational guided tour through Animal Humane. I can also see it used as teaching turn-taking skills as well.

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    Ashley W says

    My life skills students actually make and sell dog treats at Christmas time, and then use the money to purchase gifts for needy families. This game would be a perfect tie in, or a perfect break time activity after baking 1000 dog treats!

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    Deborah P says

    Perhaps it would work for categorization. Or you could problem solve…”What would happen if you didn’t have a leash for your dog?”

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    Lisa Varo says

    I would love this game for my new Kindergarten aged speech kids. It would be a great first speech session and icebreaker.

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    says

    Have children talk about *why* the dogs want the items they are wishing for, what does it mean to *wish* for something, and, if they have a dog, what would their dog wish for.
    Thanks for the chance to win this game – I love dogs, so this would be a great addition to my game collection. :-)

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    Sharon Swindell says

    There are so many good ideas already posted here – I don’t know if I could add anything new! I love your suggestions, but I would also use it to target associations, definitions and description. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Anna Housman says

    I love that this game could be used with a wide range of ages and that it is flexible enough to be used on its own or in conjunction with artic cards. It would be a great activity for working with fluency kiddos. You could work on their fluency strategies and intonation, etc while they ask for cards.

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    Krista says

    This looks so fun! I love dogs and would love to incorporate this game into therapy! I would use it as reinforcement, artic carryover, conversation skills, describing, etc. I’m sure a lot could be targeted with this game! I know my kids would love it too!

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    Annie Doyle says

    I think this game could be used for EF skills. I like the idea of working on time management, task initiation, etc.

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    Shari says

    My students would love this and I am always looking for new reinforcers. Thanks for the contest!

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