uKloo is a terrific literacy game. Incredibly–wonderfully–they somehow managed to top it. Toronto game-maker Doreen Dotto recently launched uKloo, Riddle Edition. The premise of uKloo is simple—it’s a treasure hunt. You (the parent) hide cards around the house that kids find and which lead them to the next clue. For instance, […]
Here’s a smart, fun game that’s great for literacy and for improving typing skills. In Must Pop Words, letters – inside bouncy balls – fall down and accumulate at the bottom of the page. You have to type words using the letters. Every word you type erases those letters. If […]
“Mr. Morton is the subject of the sentence and what the predicate says – he does!” Thanks to Tina, via her FB page, for this.
Here is a simple, elegant, wonderful game that’s great for: • Story-building • Fostering imagination • Putting events in sequence • Inspiration for writing a story • Staving off boredom while you’re waiting at a restaurant • General all-round silliness. There are nine dice. Each one has six simple pictures. For instance, a happy […]
GROSS-ABULARY is very up-front about what it is. It’s a literacy game that’s gross. And we all know that kids—okay, especially boys—love gross. If your kid is “one of those,” then GROSS-ABULARY will be right up his alley. It’s a game about building gross sentences, using starter concepts like belch, armpit and […]
Your kid will love this. You draw a stick figure, and the website brings it to life. There is a literacy component, because the site takes the stickman through a plotline. You’re given instructions like, “draw a key in my hand” before he can open a locked box. Kids have […]
This could be the perfect literacy game. So simple and so brilliant. It has all the elements you could want in a game that encourages reading: it’s fun, it offers an immediate reward for reading, it’s easy for parents to quickly learn and set up and it has lots of […]