Grammar Gumballs® Board Game

The Sweet Way for Teaching Basic Grammar Skills!

By Michelle Ostrow and Kris Scheller

Grades PreK-3

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GB347
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$59.95

180 illustrated cards (20 each in nine areas) for teaching Regular and Irregular Past Tense Verbs, Present Progressive Verbs, Is/Are, Subjective and Possessive Pronouns, Regular and Irregular Plurals, and Possessive Nouns. Five levels of difficulty: Listen, Identify, Express, Correct, and Describe. Gumball machine game board (9½" x 14"). 64-page lesson book. Foam "gumball" tokens. 

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180 illustrated cards (20 each in nine areas) for teaching Regular and Irregular Past Tense Verbs, Present Progressive Verbs, Is/Are, Subjective and Possessive Pronouns, Regular and Irregular Plurals, and Possessive Nouns. Five levels of difficulty: Listen, Identify, Express, Correct, and Describe. Gumball machine game board (9½" x 14"). 64-page lesson book. Foam "gumball" tokens. 

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Author(s) Michelle Ostrow and Kris Scheller
Topic Best Sellers, Games, Grammar and Syntax, Hearing and Sign Language, Parent Resources, Teacher Resources
Brand Super Duper Publications

Grammar Gumballs® Board Game

Grammar Gumballs is a sweet game for teaching and reinforcing basic grammar skills in young children. It targets nine of the early morphemes and grammatical structures identified by Roger Brown (1973). Children with language and learning difficulties often leave these structures out of their speech. Grammar Gumballs includes five levels of difficulty for each illustration. You begin with a simple listening/imitation task and gradually progress to spontaneous production.

Grammar Gumballs includes 180 illustrated cards (20 for each area) and an activity booklet to help you teach the nine grammatical forms.

  • Present Progressive Verbs
  • Irregular Past Tense Verbs
  • Subjective Pronouns
  • Copula Verbs (Is/Are)
  • Regular Plurals
  • Possessive Nouns
  • Regular Past Tense Verbs
  • Irregular Plurals
  • Possessive Pronoun

To play, fill up the gumball machine game board with gumball tokens. Choose the card set(s) you wish to teach. Have the students draw a card. Then, read the questions that match the card from the lessons and activities book. As the students answer the questions, they spin the spinner and take that number of gumballs from the machine. At the end of the game, the student with the most gumball tokens is the winner!

Grammar Gumballs

  • Gumball machine game board (9½" x 14")
  • 180 illustrated grammar cards (3" x 4")
  • 100 gumball foam tokens
  • 64-page book with lessons, activities, and homework sheets (8½" x 11")
Customer Reviews
  1. Grammar Gumballs is a hit!
    My students really enjoy Grammar Gumballs. During therapy the use of games keeps the students motivated to continue, but sometimes they lose interest in the game they are playing. The gumballs are a sturdy and tangible object to hold in the hand, and what child doesn't like gumballs! The game works whether you are playing to put gumballs in the gumball machine, or take them out. Children just seem to enjoy this game alot. This game provides practice cards for grammar/language objectives, but you can use this game with any objective. It is a fun and rewarding game children just seem to enjoy!

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  2. Grammar Gumballs for the WIN
    This is a MUST HAVE therapy material for all SLP's. I cannot live without Grammar Gumballs in my SLP toolbox. This game targets many receptive and expressive language skills and can be leveled for a variety of clients skills level and needs. I love the pictures and reproducible worksheets to re-inforce skills taught. I've seen numerous clients grasp grammar concepts & sentence formulation skills better with this game than any other grammar activity I've tried. It is my hands down favorite therapy material to date! The kids love it, learn from it and that makes me a happy SLP.

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  3. Grammar, but fun!
    This game is like a magic tool. Kids never tire of earning gumballs. I love the cards - beautiful colors, pictures, categories and a great variety of words. There are so many activities that can be done with each card. It teaches and builds upon current skills. Love this game!

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  4. Grammar Gumballs Board Game
    Grammar Gumballs is giving me a great way to give repetative work on focused grammar skills. I have a child with Down Syndrome that I teach at home. He enjoys playing the game. It can be adapted for many skill levels.

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  5. Love it
    So engaging and motivating. I love the different levels of mastery on each card as well! :) Happy with my purchase.

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  6. Grammar Gumballs
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    My students love this simple but motivating game! The stimulus cards are great- I love the way the items are broken down by skill level.

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  7. Wonderful Go to Resource
    Love this package as it provides a go to for the grammar target with cute pictures and game associated with it. A book comes too with guidance for the clinician if needed. This is a nice go to for grammar targets.

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  8. Great for many students
    I love this game particularly because it can be used with multiple students working on many different goals. Quick and easy lessons with minimal planning or making materials make this SLP's life easier.

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  9. Endless uses
    The artwork is really engaging for this kids! They really enjoy the gumballs and playing, not just winning. Very cute!

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  10. Wonderful!
    This is a great resource for young language learners. I like the colored cards, and the way they are organized making it easy to identify which syntactic pattern one wants to use for a given student. My students have enjoyed playing the game which is always a great plus too.

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  11. Great Game!
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    I purchased this game because I needed more grammar therapy materials. I feel like I hit the jackpot! This game has lots of options and really holds the children's attention. I highly recommend this game!

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  12. Grammar Gumballs Game
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    I purchased this game for my preschoolers, who are working on personal pronouns and other grammar issues. They are engaged and excited to spin and choose their gumballs. I have them count them at the end of the session with 1-1 correspondence. Well worth the cost!

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  13. Nica way to practice your grammar
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    The game has a lot of ideas and resources for practicing different grammar structures

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  14. Grammar haven
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    This is a wonderful game. It targets different areas of grammar without using paper and pencil activities. This kids love collecting the gumballs and the pictures are nice and engaging!

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  15. Awesome Product
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    I love this product because it is so versatile. The gum ball activity itself can be implemented into any therapy session as a great reinforcement activity. The cards that come with the game are very comprehensive and can also be adapted to meet other treatment goals not targeting grammar specifically.

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  16. Grammar gum balls
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    My students love the gum balls! They get so excited to take a spin and pick their "candy". This game makes grammar fun!

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  17. great game
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    This is an excellent tool to practice grammatical structures with those students who need to work on syntax. It especially nice because it is easy to adapt when you have to pair syntax students with students working on comprehension. The kids seem to enjoy it, and it easily engages.

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  18. gumballs
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    I have used this game a couple of times for working on grammar skills - past tense, irreg. plurals. I am always looking for different ways to practice grammar and the kids like the idea of the colorful gumball machine. I also like the picture scenes to encourage conversation. I think that I will probably use the gumball machine with other cards for activities like artic practice. So all in all a good purchase.

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  19. great homeschool product
    Teaching grammar is so important to me and Grammar Gumballs makes it simple. I homeschool my 1st grader and this game is helping her grasp important grammar lessons. The resource book walks the parent or teacher through easily - love this. Well made and very educational.

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  20. Perfect for teaching grammer skills
    The Grammar Gumball board game is a great game with helping children with basic grammar skills. It practices different verb tenses, pronouns, nouns, and plurals. At the beginning of the game, you fill up the gumball machine with gumballs. The children each take a turn answers questions about a picture on a card. The questions for the cards come in a separate book. If they get the questions right, they get to spin the spinner on the gumball machine. The spinner determines how many gumballs the child receives. When all the gumballs are gone, the child with the most is the winner. My students had a lot of fun with this game. They loved to answer the questions about the pictures but their favorite part was collecting the gumballs. They loved the bright colors. They were a little disappointed that the gum was not real. I really liked that it practices a lot of different verb tenses and plurals because many young children do these incorrectly. I received this game for my review.

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  21. Great Grammar Game
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    *I received a copy of Grammar Gumballs to review on my blog, Home Grown Families. Grammar Gumballs is a great game for teaching/reinforcing tense, pronouns, plurals, etc. My girls love playing it and I love that it really works. The first time we played it, they actually learned something! It was great!

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  22. Challenge for my little guy!
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    My son is already past the simple listening skills that this game starts off with and is actually somewhere in the middle with his grammatical skills since this game is geared towards children prek-grade 3. He thought the entire concept of gumballs was fun, and he spent quite a while "setting" them up. My little man has a very active imagination, so he had all kinds of scenarios going with that gumball pit. It comes with a really user friendly teachers manual which makes this game easy to use, educational but still very fun for the kids. Children love the brightly colored, cartoon like cards, and teachers will love the format, complete with book!

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  23. Awesome teaching tool
    We love playing our Grammar Gumballs games! So many activities to teach different areas of language. Perfect for my two!

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  24. Great
    It's a very engaging activity

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  25. Fantastic!
    The game comes with a lesson book. The kids would pick a card and I would match it to the lesson book and read from that having them follow the directions for their age level. They did fantastic and loved this game! As they complete the activities for each card they spin the spinner and take the matching number of gumballs from the game board. At the end the player with the most gumballs wins!

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  26. Super Fun!
    The boys and I had so much fun playing Grammar Gumballs. We had to put it away so that they could go to bed and they asked if they could play the next day. They were having fun while learning grammar skills!

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  27. Grammar Gumballs
    I love the Grammar Gumballs board game. All the kiddos on my caseload love to play the game. It is great and easy to use for almost every taregeted goal. Great purchase. Highly Recommend getting this one!!!!

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  28. Perfect for Grammar
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    I love this game, and so do my patients. The cards are colorful and can be used in a variety of ways. I use the gum balls for other activities as well.

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  29. So Many Uses!
    Love the brightly illustrated cards - so many ways to use them! The book gives you examples on how to use the cards for targeting various areas. I also ordered the Add-On book for more variety. My students love the manipulatives too!

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  30. Can't get enough of this game!
    Our entire speech dept is ga-ga over Grammar Gumballs! We love its versatility, pictures and aesthetics and so do the kids! We had to actually make up a schedule for using it in therapy so that two of the therapists don't plan for it at the same time! Best product we've ordered...and we've ordered a lot of Super Duper materials! We'll be getting a second game this year! Thanks!

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  31. Great therapy tool!
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    This is one of my favorite therapy tools! It is so versatile, and can be used to target many different skills, not only grammar skills, but pragmatics too, since it involves turn taking. The Gumball game is so fun and motivating that even my artic kids like to play this game!

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  32. Grammar Gumballs Board Game
    I love this game and the kids love it too! I love that it can be used to target many expressive language goals and is so easy to use.

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  33. Great!
    Great game...easy to use and the kids love it. I really like how the grammar skills are broken down by discrimination, generating, open-ended, etc. The kids enjoy the pictures and the spinner!

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  34. Great therapy tool
    This game is great! The kids really enjoy it and it targets a variety of grammar goals. Additionally, it is very easy to use. I highly recommend it.

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  35. Great Grammar Game
    Grammar Gumballs is a great game to use with preschoolers and elementary school students to target several grammatical forms. The pictures are fun and colorful and my students love choosing which gumball they want to put in the gum machine. The cards come with a suggested hierarchy to teach the targeted grammatical structure at several levels.

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  36. Great product!
    The Grammar Gumballs game is perfect for teaching those important grammar rules and my students love it too! Another great product!

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  37. Grammar Game
    So many people say I have the best toys, games and therapy resources. Of course, most of them are from Super Duper and Grammar Gumballs Board Game is no exception. Working on grammar can be so boring for kids but this game puts the fun back into therapy. My clients get to enjoy colourful graphics and tokens and improve their grammar at the same time. It makes therapy sessions enjoyable for everyone.

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  38. Greate Therapy Tool
    I'm a new SLP and a lot of my caseload is grammar. This is a great product for making grammar fun. My kiddos love getting "gumballs", it is a great grammar tool hidden into a game. The only complaint is that I wish I had more pictures! THis is a most have for teaching fun grammar. Highly recommend!! I also have The add on and it works great with the Board game!

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  39. Good for Multiple Uses
    I ordered this game both because of the rave reviews of the included cards, but also for the gumball machine portion too. It has not disappointed me, either. The cards and game can be used together or separately, and the cards themselves I've already used to prompt other things like inferences and wh-questions.

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  40. Grammar Gumballs
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    I really like this game for it's intended use; to work on grammatical skills. This game can also be used when addressing articulation, auditory processing and other targeted skills. The children are highly motivated to place the "gumballs" into the "gumball machine" during any activity.

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  41. A Sweet Game For All Ages!
    Grammar Gumballs is really motivating for all my elementary school kids, from kindergarten through fifth grade. They love being able to earn the gumballs and it holds their attention for an entire session. I'm able to work on a variety of grammatical skills with ease, plus the CD is great for homework assignments. A must for any SLP working in a school!

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  42. Grammar Gumballs are Great!
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    Grammar Gumballs is a tremendous teaching tool for the busy teacher, OT, SLP, etc.! It provides an ample amount of modeling and the chance for students to practice their grammar skills. This game is very effective and highly-motivating, especially for bilingual/ second-language learners who require visual reinforcements. My students love this game and the cards can even be used as writing prompts. Grammar Gumballs is Great!

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  43. Grammar Gumballs Review
    The game is well put together. The gumball machine aspect is nice and well received by the students, it can be used in multiple ways and for various other games too. It is more like a prize for getting the right answer... not really connected to the actions of the game since the child uses a spinner to determine how big the prize is (wish it was more than just 1 or 2 on the spinner... why not 3,4,5...) The cards are really nice, well illustrated. The guidebook is helpful too.

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  44. Wonderful Investment!!
    I absolutely love this game and so do my preschool students! I love the cards and the gumball machine. I have used the gumball machine as reinforcement for articulation therapy as well. The students are able to talk about the colors of the gumballs, count the gumballs, etc. It is wonderful reinforcement!

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  45. Many uses for this game!
    In addition to the great variety of topics that Grammar Gumballs already targets, I have used the pictures to work on various other goals as well. Also, I use the gumballs board and gumballs as a reinforcer for many activities that I do with my children. I bought this one great game and use it in at least 10 different ways!

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  46. LOVE The Cards!
    The gumball game is a little boring, but the cards are wonderful! I rarely use the game, but I am constantly using the cards.

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  47. This Game is Great!
    Grammar Gumballs targets all grammar structures and is easy to use. You can adapt the questions and stimuli for varying skill levels even within the same group. The picture cards are colorful and very interesting to the children and can also be used to stimulate language through describing, predicting, inferencing, etc. I highly recommend this game for anyone working with elementary school-aged children.

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  48. Wonderful resource!
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    This game is widely used in our clinic for language comprehension and language expression therapy goals. We play the game as described in the manual, but also use the gumballs for token reinforcements. The picture cards are bright, attractive, and serve as conversation and story teller starters too. This is one of our favourite purchases and the children frequently request to play with it!

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  49. grammar gumballs
    all of my students loved working with this game! I was able to target all language goals in a compact and fun way. The gumballs were great reinforcement!

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  50. Great and versatile!
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    This game is great for so many activities and targets. The cards can be used with the game to target grammar skills, and separately for describing and many other activities. I love the pictures, and my kids can't get enough of the gumballs!

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  51. Grammar Gumballs
    Great game for targeting different grammar goals in a group. The cards are colorful, sturdy with a plastic coating and very humorous. I like the way the cards are categorized and the easy to follow instruction book. This is a favorite with my speech kids.

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  52. Great Grammar!
    This game is fantastic because it has so many different uses! You can use the cards for some quick grammar checkups, or for a full therapy session.

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  53. Yummy Fun
    The best thing about this game is that you don't have to use it just for grammar - the lure of big, fluffy gumballs is just too great for kids to resist, so you can use it for pretty much any goal you have in mind that needs lots of trials! I love, love, love the spinner - I've had my game for about two years (almost) and it's still sturdy and spins wonderfully. The cards are great - vivid and capable of having your kids making up their own verb-appropriate story after they learn/drill the basics. Wunderbar!

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  54. I love the fun, coulourful...
    I love the fun, coulourful games that make therapy more enjoyable for the students and myself!

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  55. I love the games and...
    I love the games and hands on activities. The children love them.

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    I enjoy the games and fun decks the most.

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  57. I enjoy your products and...
    I enjoy your products and love your language games/activities. I would like more interactive products and language stimulating toys for early childhood. I work with many pre-kindergarten students and would benefit from a larger variety of products for children at this age. I love the fluency enhancing tools and the Magne Talk activities.

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  58. As a mother of a...
    As a mother of a fourth-grader who has Asperger's, I particularly enjoy all of the games and social skills activities that you have available. All of your products appear to be so fun and enjoyable for the kids, that they probably don't even realize that they are picking up some very important life skills while they are playing them. That's important, because, after all, why shouldn't social skills games be just as entertaining as any childrens game? You guys obviously 'get' kids ---thanks!!!

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  59. Super Duper has GREAT games...
    Super Duper has GREAT games and ideas that we use frequently in our school therapy sessions.

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  60. service is great! we just ordered...
    service is great! we just ordered the Funalogy game. Our children love the games & anytime we use the secret decoder.

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  61. I love the Super Duper...
    I love the Super Duper games! My students don't even realize they are learning! I have been ordering your products for years and I think Super Duper is just that-SUPER DUPER! Thanks for being an SLP's best friend!

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  62. Fun, Fun, Fun!
    The pictures are colorful and engage the children. The game is simple so that kids at any cognitive level can play. Several kids request to play the game regularly. I have found many ways to utilize the cards and game beyond the intended purpose.

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  63. Grammar Gumballs
    Although the box is huge and a bit cumbersome to carry in and out of placements, it is still a worthwhile investment! The lessons are broke down by skill level, the picture stimuli and colorful and age appropriate and the gumballs and board are practicully indestructible. Great buy, great product.

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  64. I've recently purchased Grammar Gumballs...
    I've recently purchased Grammar Gumballs and I'm finding many more ways to use the program materials. Typically, my preschool and early elementary students use the pictures to improve their grammar skills. My language students in second grade also use this kit to reinforce their expressive language skills through storytelling and narrative discourse skills. Frequently, their interpretation and description of the scenes have limited details and weak inferential skills which impacts their ability to respond to reading comprehension questions in class. I'm able to address these erroneous inferential statements, and reinforce story grammar (setting, characters, events/actions, emotions) all through the interesting picture scenes.

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  65. All the kids I have...
    All the kids I have worked with really enjoy Grammar Gumballs. The cards are very useful for many different things!

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  66. Grammar Gumballs is Great!
    The kids love Grammar Gumballs. I love that I can target everyone of the students grammar needs all at the same time. I love the pictures too!

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    I love your new add-ons for products like Grammar Gumballs and Granny's Candies. They help make these fun-to-learn products even more usable and diverse.

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