We have something slightly different for you this evening – a review of a product which isn’t a book! This isn’t something I usually do but I wanted to share this with you because it fits so nicely with our values and I think that you will like it too.
The lovely folk over at Super Sapiens recently gifted us a copy of their card game which is aimed at players aged 3 to 103. The cards feature 12 inspirational women from around the world who are real-life superheroes. Each card has an illustrated image of the ‘super sapien’, their name, where they were born, when they lived and some information about what they achieved. They’re a diverse mix of ladies and many were previously unknown to me so it’s definitely educational. It has been reviewed by The Conscious Kid and their expertise helped to make the game more inclusive and ensure it promotes positive racial identities.
There are multiple ways to play with the cards and you can adapt your gameplay depending on the age of the players. Ivy and I have been using them to play snap and a mini version of ‘guess who’ but you can also use them for memory and matching games.
The cards are great fun and through repeated play Ivy has absorbed lots of information about the wonderful women who are featured. I had certainly never heard of Maggie Lena Walker or Mary Prince when I was 4 years old so it makes me very happy that these are now so familiar to her! We’ve had lots of important conversations about these 12 women and their legacies which we wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity to do. We’ve discussed race, social injustice, inclusion, gender inequality – all big but very important topics for children to learn about.
The pack also includes 2 blank cards for you to draw your own Super Sapiens, a map card so children can learn where each person comes from, a card of self care tips for cultivating your own super powers and a card which looks at what makes a Super Sapien.
The game is entertaining, educational and it’s ethical too. 80% of its supply chain is made up of black businesses and consultants and 75% of profits are donated to organisations led by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC).
Super Sapiens also have some great online resoures for parents and schools: https://linktr.ee/Iamasupersapien
The pack costs £12.00 but Super Sapiens have given me a lovely discount code which you can use to get 10% off.
The discount will automatically be applied when you use this link, but if you have any problems the code is IVYSLIBRARY.
Disclosure: Super Sapiens provided us with a copy of this game in exchange for an honest review.