Granny’s Candies is an exciting game that combines colorful pretend candy and language skills. Right from first sight of the Granny’s Candies game box, my Little One, who is seven years old, was pretty excited to give the game a try.
The summary of Granny’s Candies by Super Duper Publications really explains the game quite well……
Hmmm, octopus and spider — how are they alike? Combine the excitement of picking colorful “candy” tokens from Granny’s candy jars with hundreds of opportunities to expand vocabulary skills. First, you fill up the “candy jars” with “candy” (soft, foamy, and colorful tokens). Then, players choose question cards from one of eight semantic areas (or mix and match cards). Youngsters answer the questions, roll the die, and pick “candy” from the jars. The player with the most “candy” at the end of the game wins. Sounds yummy!
The eight semantic areas that players can choose a card from are as follows:
*What belongs in this group?
*Which one doesn’t belong?
*Give a describing word.
*How are they alike?
*What do these have in common?
*What is this used for?
*How are they different?
*Give an action word.
It is apparent from the category titles that the goal of the game is to get the players thinking and using their vocabulary skills.
There are a number of ways that you can adapt Granny’s Candies to appeal to your kids, or the areas they may need extra work in. You can all focus on one category which helps to really emphasis a specific area. You can also have a category dedicated to each player. Another option is to mix the cards up so you are surprised by the category that you receive.
If you have a Little One in French Immersion like I do, you can play the game, but require everyone’s answer to be in French. The game is in English, but having your Little One think of the answer in another language that they are learning helps to keep that vocabulary developing as well.
The goal of Granny’s Candies is to get as many candies as you can. The winner at the end of the game is the one that has collected the most candies.
* 672 word-meaning cards (3″ x 1″)
* A colorful game board (18″ x 18″)
* 144 “candy” tokens
* A lesson/activity book
* Card holder
The recommended grades for Granny’s Candies is Kindergarten to Grade 6. With a Little One in Grade One and another one in Grade Six, I can tell you that I think the age ranking is perfect. What makes the game so flexible in age rankings is the ability to adapt the game to the players’ learning needs.
MomMomOnTheGo loves educational products and Super Duper Publications has done it again with another fun, exciting, appealing and educational game in Granny’s Candies.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies and products that she loves.