Spark Animal Puzzle Set

#SPKP01

$22.00

$20.00


Sale thru 9/30/20


Description

Learn Animal Habitats & Homes! Support language skills, develop memory through play, and increase vocabulary and associations!

Spark Animal Puzzle Set creates a social learning environment and encourages turn-taking skills. Develops memory, and improves language skills, vocabulary, and associations. Advances fine motor skills, and improves hand-eye coordination. Each box contains a clear instruction card with 5 educational game ideas! Ages 3 & up.

Great For:

  • Family Fun
  • Classroom
  • Speech Therapy
  • Center Play
  • Autism
  • ESL & ELL Games

Match It:

Shuffle cards, and place face side down on a flat surface. Players take turns selecting and turning 2 cards over on each turn. If they are the same and "match," the player keeps the set of cards. If they do not match, the cards are turned over and the next player takes a turn. The player with the most card sets at the end of the game is the winner. This improves skills including but not limited to:

  • Working Memory Skills
  • Visual Discrimination
  • Concentration
  • Turn-Taking & Social Skills

Ask It:

Spread the Spark Animal cards face up on the table. One person mentally selects a Spark animal card by thinking about it, and the other players ask questions in an effort to guess "which animal" the selected card is. Ask questions like "Does your animal have 2 legs?" or "Does your animal lay eggs?" The game continues until the correct card that was chosen is identified by opponents. This improves skills including but not limited to:

  • Process Of Elimination
  • Formulating Questions
  • Discrimination
  • Describing

    Link It:

    Select 2 different Spark habitat cards. Describe and tell how they are the same and how they are different. Use descriptions like "who" lives there, "what" other animals or things the places have, "where" the places can be found, "when" the animals are there, "why" the animals need that specific place to live in, and "how" they survive in those homes. Select 2 different Spark animal cards, and compare and contrast the animals. Use descriptive concepts, such as features, colors, body parts, and behaviors. This improves skills including but not limited to:

    • Comparing & Contrasting
    • Describing
    • Making Associations
    • Categorizing

    Use It:

    Use Animal Home Spark Cards when teaching students about animals and where they live. Teach the concept of answering "WHERE" questions, an important skill for the foundations of language. These incredible illustrations are fresh, bright, and amazingly kid-friendly. This improves skills including but not limited to:

    • Increasing Vocabulary
    • Categorizing
    • Describing
    • Asking & Answering WH questions

    Remember It:

    Use Spark Animal Puzzle Set cards to work on improving memory skills by taking a card, labeling it, and putting it face down on the table. Each player takes a turn to add a card facedown to the row but first lists all the cards that are already in line. Players take turns listing all the cards that were labeled and in line until one player misses a card and does not remember the correct card. TIP: Use a dry erase marker! This improves skills including but not limited to:

    • Concentration & Word Recall
    • Working Memory
    • Making Associations
    • Turn-Taking

    What's In The Box:

    Spark Animal Puzzle Sets includes 25 Sets; 50 large premium DURABLE (4.5 x 3.5) pieces, thick with extra laminated protection for easy cleaning, featuring:

    • Alligator - Swamp
    • Ant - Anthill
    • Bear - Cave
    • Bee - Hive
    • Bird - Nest
    • Camel - Desert
    • Caterpillar - Cocoon
    • Chicken - Coup
    • Cow - Barn
    • Deer - Forest
    • Dog - Doghouse
    • Fish - Tank
    • Fox - Den
    • Frog - Lillypad
    • Horse - Stable
    • Lion - Savanna
    • Monkey - Jungle
    • Mouse - Hole
    • Owl - Tree
    • Parrot - Cage
    • Penguin - Ice
    • Pig - Pen
    • Spider - Web
    • Whale - Ocean
    • Worm - Soil

    Each box contains a clear instruction card with many game ideas.

    Target Age Range: 3 & Up

    Adaptable for all ages! Spark Animal Puzzle Set Cards are a great memory game for BOYS and GIRLS ages 3 & up. Great for kids and family play. Easily adaptable to multiple levels by using fewer cards when playing. Builds confidence and boosts self-esteem by providing a sense of achievement. Introduces children to feelings and emotions around them and is excellent for interactive learning play. 

    What's Next?

    Spark Animal Matching Cards focuses on developing memory, language skills, vocabulary, and turn-taking skills while learning about animals and their habitats.

    Spark Emotions & Feelings Matching Cards focuses on social-emotional learning, identifying and expressing feelings, language, and turn-taking skills.

    Spark Community Helper Matching Cards focuses on an innovative way to build tactile, motor, thinking, and learning skills. Introduces community helpers, and improves basic vocabulary to answer "who" questions, making associations, comparing and contrasting, describing, working memory, imagination, and creative thinking.

    Spark Cards - Set 1 focuses on Preparing For A Hurricane, Lemonade Sale, Going To The Vet, Playing Football, Going To The Library, Setting The Table, Planting Flowers, and Going To The Beach.

    Spark Cards - Set 2 focuses on Flying A Kite, Shopping Trip, Going Ice Skating, Painting A Room, Building An Igloo, Baking A Cake, Going To The Airport, and A Trip To The Pet Store.

    Spark Cards - Junior Edition focuses on Raking The Leaves, Ordering Ice Cream, Building A Doghouse, Cutting A Fruit Salad, Preparing A Fish Tank, Setting Up A Campfire, Nighttime Routine, and Making A Birthday Sign.

    "I’m a pediatric speech pathologist and I love this sequencing set! We use it to sequence events in a story (of course!) but also to expand sentences through detailed descriptions, produce grammatically and syntactically appropriate sentences from simple to complex, make inferences and develop problem-solving skills." – Jennifer S.

    "As a speech therapist of school age-children, these cards come in very handy for so many language goals. These cards can be used to help teach narratives, sequencing skills, drawing inferences, and building sentences. The cards are beautifully made and durable. Each story comes with a card with questions and problem-solving scenarios for the students to answer." – SLP

    "I bought these cards to use with my daughter (7) who is having expressive language difficulties. I needed something a bit more than regular sequencing cards to stimulate her. These cards are more like sequencing scenes and sequencing stories with loads of detail that really help my daughter with her expressive challenge. She is loving them! The card sets come with amazing question cards on each picture which really guide me to work on her language skills. We will save the problem-solving tasks (that the sets include) to practice when she targets that in therapy. Overall a really great product." – Nate

    "I am a speech-language pathologist in a middle school setting, and sometimes it can be difficult to find age-appropriate materials. I love these cards because each story is relevant and relatable, and the illustrations are age-appropriate. I used my Spark cards to target a variety of goals - grammar and syntax, inferencing, social skills, comprehension at all levels, narrative formulation, picture description, and sequencing. I have even used them for my articulation and fluency students - they were great for mixed groups. The cards were also a lifesaver when my schedule was chaotic because this no-prep material made lesson planning easy." – Monica

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    What's Included

    Spark Animal Puzzle Set includes 25 sets (50 cards) featuring:

    • Alligator - Swamp
    • Ant - Anthill
    • Bear - Cave
    • Bee - Hive
    • Bird - Nest
    • Camel - Desert
    • Caterpillar - Cocoon
    • Chicken - Coup
    • Cow - Barn
    • Deer - Forest
    • Dog - Doghouse
    • Fish - Tank
    • Fox - Den
    • Frog - Lillypad
    • Horse - Stable
    • Lion - Savanna
    • Monkey - Jungle
    • Mouse - Hole
    • Owl - Tree
    • Parrot - Cage
    • Penguin - Ice
    • Pig - Pen
    • Spider - Web
    • Whale - Ocean
    • Worm - Soil

    These colorful and beautifully illustrated high-quality cards are child friendly and made of durable, thick cards made to last. Large 4.5" x 3.5" cards – easy for children to work with. They are fully laminated for easy wipe down! The box contains a clear instruction card.

    Target Audience

    Ages 3 & up (preschool through middle school students).

    Author

    After earning her Masters degree as a Speech and Language Pathologist, Spark Innovations founder, Leah Schwed, MA, CCC-SLP, began working with school age children struggling with a variety of language deficits. Among her obligations was creating fun yet educational learning experiences. She noted one common issue again and again, the need for engaging and updated quality materials that encourage children to think and improve language one step at a time. After a decade of experience working with children, she set out to create products and materials that were updated, kid friendly, fun, and multi-functional when used in therapy.

    In 2017 Leah incorporated The Spark Innovations Inc., and the Award Winning Spark Cards were introduced in 2018. Spark Cards have been described as an amazing tool helping parents, therapists, and educators teach core language skills to children in a most fun and exciting way. It's mission is helping all children improve language development one step at a time.

    Customer Reviews

    "Kids absolutely loved it! Great game for the whole family! Highly recommended!!" - Reagan

    "I've been using it with my nephew who has autism for about a month and a half now and he loves it. Personally, I like the way it makes him brainstorm and come up with solutions and stories while still having fun." - Luis

    "Wonderful for use in therapy as the pictures are clear and can target many language skills such as narrative cohesion, which is why I chose it and answering various questions!." - Hayley

    "I am a speech-language pathologist and I use SPARK cards to target numerous goals. I use them for sequencing, storytelling, why questions, and grammar just on the language side. They’re also great for carryover activities for articulation goals as well." - Tina

    "I'm an SLP and these cards are amazing to work on WH questions, inferences, and building sentences. This is a great resource!" - Julia

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