My pirate mateys loved this game as we worked as a team to complete pirate challenges and earn more gold doubloons that Captain Hook. Flip over a red and a blue doubloon to tell you the object to use, and how to use it to complete your task–”with the sword on your head, walk backwards around the vines,” or “with the cannonball under your chin, hop on one foot to the X and back.” Our little testers started to ask each other, “Can you do the challenge?” and their friend replied, “Yo, Ho, Let’s go!” Once again, Wonder Forge has designed a game where kids are so engrossed in the action, that they don’t realize the language learning involved as they ask questions, collaborate, problem solve, and follow directions to advance in the game. Tasks vary in difficulty from walking backwards to zig-zagging through the vines. I was thankful when our littlest participant drew the doubloons that directed him to zig-zag through the vines, pushing the cannonball with the sword, not me!
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Sherry, thank you so much for working with my girls for so long. Your kindness, thoughtfulness, insight and professionalism made our experience so meaningful. My husband and I appreciate all you have done for them. Let’s keep in touch. Thanks again.Mother of 3 and 5 year-old girlsGreenwich, CT
Sherry, thanks for giving us back our son. We are so grateful for everything you did for Ben and our family. Not seeing you every week makes me feel that something is missing… but we look forward to a summertime walk! We miss you,Nicole, mother of 2 year-old boy who was dismissed from therapyWestport, CT
Thank you Sherry! You are a BIG help and Max adores you.Maria, mother of a 5 year-old boyFairfield, CT