Item description for Silly Sentences: Grammar Skills Practice for the First Three Years of School by Dorling Kindersley Publishing...
"Innovative games promote learning through play - the proven path to success in school. At last Dorling Kindersley quality is available in a new group of games designed for the younger set. Full-color photos and bold graphics plus traditional and original, specially created games make these the playthings children will return to again and again. Silly Sentences: Grammar skills practice for the early elementary grades."
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Studio: DK Preschool
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 10.5" Height: 8" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date May 17, 2000
Publisher DK Preschool
ISBN 0789454726 ISBN13 9780789454720
Availability 0 units.
More About Dorling Kindersley Publishing
Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 51 languages. It is part of Penguin Random House, a consumer publishing company jointly owned by Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and Pearson PLC. Bertelsmann owns 53% of the company and Pearson owns 47%.
Established in 1974, DK publishes a range of titles in genres including travel (including Eyewitness Travel Guides), arts and crafts, business, history, cooking, gaming, gardening, health and fitness, natural history, parenting, science and reference. They also publish books for children, toddlers and babies, covering such topics as history, the human body, animals and activities, as well as licensed properties such as LEGO, Disney and DeLiSo, licensor of the toy Sophie La Girafe. DK has offices in New York, London, Munich, New Delhi, Toronto and Melbourne.
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Reviews - What do customers think about DK Games: Silly Sentences?
Great game for kids Aug 19, 2007
I use this game at school with first and second graders. They love it, and it's a great way to get them using descriptive words, capitals and periods. It's also very durable. I've used the same game with 20+ kids for three years.
Funny things... Jan 10, 2007
Our son loves this game, he enjoyes trying to come up with funny things to say with the puzzle pieces.
More verbs, please! Jul 26, 2006
While initially fun, the fact that the game comes with only four verbs--ate, jumped, climbed and saw--makes it hard to hold even a four-year-old's attention for long.
Lots of fun, especially for preschoolers Apr 9, 2001
This is a very nice puzzle for making sentences. The sentence structure is enforced by the way the puzzle pieces fit together. Here's what you get: 40 nouns, 12 adjectives, 2 articles, 4 verbs, 2 prepositions. With these can create 16 sentences at a time. Of the 12 adjectives, there are 3 colors and words like big, happy, scary, furry. 4 verbs are "ate", "saw", "climbed", and "jumped" -- the last two require using "over" or "on" because of the way the puzzle pieces fit together.
For my daughter (nearly 6) it was good for learning about the parts of a sentence and sentence structure. She wasn't interested in the silliness as she was interested in making "real" sentences. On the other hand, my son (nearly 4) loved the silliness. For him the game was helpful for getting him interested in the concepts of words and sentences.
While there is room for improvement, this game works very well for making silly sentences. It is a very good introduction to reading and good for several half hours of fun. The 124 puzzle pieces, while it seems like a lot, still limits the breadth of sentences you can explore. Overall, I recomend it, especially for the younger end of the recommended 4-7 year age range.