Review: Cé mhéad cat? Smarty Cat Games
We have been sent some very attractive and colourful games from Smarty Cat Games. They are to help with the learning of Gaeilge. There are two board games, one for Aimsir Chaite/Aimsir Fháistineach and the other for Aimisr Chaite/Láithreach.
Inside the box, we have a spinner board, verb list card(with phonetic assistance) and 22 cards. The games also come with instructions in Gaeilge and English.
The rules are simple to follow and fun to play. Verbs can be one of the most difficult areas for a child to understand so these games work on the simple premise of old fashioned fun! The games are linked to the themes and strands of the Gaeilge Primary School Curriculum. Depending on when you decide to focus on these aspects of grammar, they would be suitable from 2/3rd class upwards.
Two great products from Smarty Cat Games, featured on Dragon’s Den recently and not only can you use them in school but parents might find these help the homework and rote learning of the verbs at home!
Anseo.net are also looking forward to receiving the software that the company is making to help with Gaeilge language learning. Each game costs €22 including VAT and delivery, which represents excellent money and are all made by Irish primary school teacher and her company. You can buy them at www.smartycatgames.ie