Thank you for your interest in DIPLOMA DOGS™, the game that makes learning fun! I truly believe that this is the best educational game available for intermediate-age children; clearly it will assist your child with the subjects being taught in the classroom today. This is not a trivia game! The questions in the game correlate very closely to the curriculum recommended for children in grades 4-8. So take a little time, play with your child, and watch how quickly he/she learns.
As an educator I have always pondered why kids find it so difficult to retain the material in the school curriculum, yet can quickly memorize the lyrics to the latest hit song. I came to realize that the answer is really very simple--kids learn when they are having fun. I felt if I could find a way to do this, I could make an important contribution to education. This became my motivation for the development of the board game, DIPLOMA DOGS™ in 1984.
The board game worked so well that I developed a classroom version in 1985, which allows the entire class to play at one time. The classroom game of DIPLOMA DOGS™ encourages cooperative learning, team building and problem solving. Perhaps most importantly, however, it enhances social development and encourages camaraderie through peer interaction.
In 2004 I developed a primary-level educational game called PRIMARY PUPS™. It has multiple choice answers ideally suited for younger children. Your youngster will love it.
Thank you for your interest and have fun spending quality learning time with your child.
Very truly yours,
Clay A. McAllester
Teacher, Principal, and
Creator of DIPLOMA DOGS™ and PRIMARY PUPS™
permission. Diploma Dogs® is a registered trademark of Clay McAllester, Inc.