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