New Executive Functioning Game: No Match Penguins

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I'm so pleased to tell you about my publication: Executive Functioning Game: No Match Penguin! It is the third of a series of four executive functioning games that I created. My students were active participants in the creation and testing of this game, and they love it!
Strengthen executive functioning skills game

Tell Me More about No Match Penguin

No Match Penguin is the simplest of all the games, and it can be played individually or against an opponent. This game was created to exercise working memory, attention to detail, stamina, response inhibition, as well as mental shifting and sustained attention. It can be used to exercise core cognitive skills, as a warm-up to integrate the two hemispheres of the brain, and it can also be used as a fun brain break. It’s great for individuals with ADHD, dyslexia, visual processing issues and executive functioning disorder. It can also be used with the head injured and the elderly.

Card Descriptions

All 27 cards include a mother and baby penguin that can differ by three accessories: the shape of the mother's hat (tall, medium or short) the color of the babies scarf (red, purple or green), and the babies hat (pompom to the right, middle or left).

Object of the Game

Players quickly compare their cards one at a time to the card in the discard pile. Players can only discard cards if their cards has no accessories in common with the card in the discard pile. Players race to be the first to discard all their cards. 

Other Activities:

If the game is a little difficult for younger players, try these simple sorting activities.
● Sort all the cards by the size of the mother's hat.
● Sort all the cards by the color of the baby's scarf.
● Sort all the cards by the shape of the baby's hat.
● Compare two cards to determine whether there are 0, 1, or 2 matches. 

Where Can I Purchase the Game?

The game is presently available @ Good Sensory Learning as a digital download.  The other three games are Focus, Memory Master, and In or Out. If you get the games and play them, I would love to hear your thoughts!! So far, I’m hearing rave reviews!
Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.
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