Pot the Lobster
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Brian’s bulldog scuttled over a squelchy banker...or was it a pigsty??
Make a lobster, remember it, speak it - and maybe even spell the words!
An original dyslexia friendly Crossbow card game by Bob Hext, for grammar, working memory and language. The reading and spelling focus of the cards is two-syllable words with medial consonant blends and consonant clusters - as in, for example, lobster and banker - and the parts of speech are subject and object nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives.
This card game is a hilarious new slant on the old game of Rummy: collect all the segments of the lobster to make a nonsense sentence. That’s easy - but then you have to keep it in your head while the other players try to put you off, and only if you repeat it from memory do you win the game!
Great fun for anyone from 7 to adult, with or without dyslexia; useful for those who need to work on their memory, their language, or reading two-syllable words that bristle with consonant clusters. Or none of the above, but just to have a giggle. And like all our games, it's not just about fun: this is an excellent game for language work. One customer told us at a conference that one of her additional needs leaners, a 16-year old who was an elective mute, spoke his first sentence when playing Pot the Lobster. Try it. Pot the Lobster is like our reading rulers - they don't cost much money, and you never know when they will change a life.