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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:39 pm 
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Hello,
I'm planning to buy these for my ds. Appreciate reviews please. If there's anybody who're done with it & are thinking of selling, pls pm me. Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:56 pm 
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Probably one of the least useful purchases that I have ever made. Each card has about 20 words (eg adjectives for describing the sea). You'd be better off buying a descriptasaurus http://www.amazon.co.uk/Descriptosaurus-Supporting-Creative-Writing-Ages/dp/0415640865/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412859242&sr=8-1&keywords=descriptosaurus


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:05 pm 
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Thanks a lot ladymuck :) Descriptosaurus reviews on amazon looks promising.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:16 pm 
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found it in my local library, due next week :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:58 pm 
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Too complicated for 10 year old. It is like GCSE stuff...avoid it.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:12 pm 
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Descriptosaurus is fab and perfect for this age group, as well as beyond. I second Ladymuck.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:14 pm 
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My DS found the cards very useful at first. Although he'd learned all about the importance of including adjectives, adverbs, direct speech, similes, metaphors, etc., he wasn't actually using much of this in his early writing (mid-way through Year 5). The cards helped reinforce what's important to include, and reminded him to include them. He practised every so often with them and by earning more coins each time, he improved. But more than that, the use of these elements became more spontaneous and more second nature. I think they were worth the money.


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