Move Over iTunes & eBooks. uKloo Is Newest Edu-tainment Word This Season
Indianapolis, IN (October 18, 2018) – In the once-upon-a-time tale of Hansel and Gretel, breadcrumbs were placed to create a trail for a safe return. Likewise, an award-winning literacy game called uKloo (you-clue) asks grownups to drop written clues so children can confidently find their way to boosting reading skills. Just in time for school breaks and holiday giving, wrap up uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game ($15.99) or uKloo Riddle Edition ($17.99) for an emerging reader.
Available on Amazon, both uKloo editions get kids off the couch and searching under it (!) for clues as they build their comprehension skills. Reading while hunting for the next clue is an irresistible way to introduce preschoolers to the joy of words and sentence structure. Best of all, if kids get stuck on a word, instead of asking Mom, they are empowered to look up the word themselves with the aid of a Picture Helper Poster, which decodes the words.
Once children master the basics of reading, uKloo Riddle Edition is an intriguing way to focus on literacy and problem solving. Where would you look if your clue card read, “Turn me on to hear me roar, I’ll suck the dirt up off your floor.” The Riddle clues come in three levels so kids advance as their comprehension evolves. Like the Early Reader Picture Helper Poster, this advanced game for ages 7 & up includes a Hints Booklet when a treasurer hunter gets stuck on a word.
Both games end with a surprise reward chosen by a parent – a freshly baked plate of cookies, a trip to the park, snuggle time with a storybook.
Amazon buyers have been gleeful in their praise for the seek-and-find uKloo games.
Best game to get your kids to read – my kids love the scavenger hunt 🙂
Wonderful game to improve literacy skills and the kids love it. Educational and fun!!
This was an excellent aid in teaching my 4-year-old son how to read. Thank you!
Some parents are so pleased with uKloo that they praise the product and the company behind it! I have been doing reading practice with my daughter since she was 2, and while she enjoyed it and had been successful at it, she only wanted to read with me. She was not doing it in a self-directed way. We got uKloo when she was 3 and almost immediately I saw a change in her confidence. She felt empowered to read by herself without needing an assistant to guide her. Now she is 4 and I hear, “I can do it myself daddy, don’t help” when we play uKloo. Well… at least I can help her with her math homework when she gets older, right? 🙂 My youngest broke a piece of the game and the company was very quick to help me out. Highly recommended.
IN THE CLASSROOM
Since emerging readers spend as much time in school as they do at home, uKloo Early Reader Game is a hit with teachers. It recently earned the Global Educator Institute (GEI) Seal of Endorsement, placing it among the best teaching products available today.
“My students loved the treasure hunt. The instructions were clear and the game was easy to put to use,” wrote one teacher-reviewer, “I actually enjoyed hiding the clues and seeing the enjoyment on my students face as they moved through each clue and finished the game. I appreciated that there are different levels included and felt that the more my students played the more they were able to read the clues. I also loved that they were having so much fun playing, and that they didn’t even realize how much they were learning.”
- Dr. Toy 10 Best Games; Dr. Toy Best Vacation Children’s Products
- National Parenting Publication Awards – Silver Winner
- American Association of Educators 10 Best Classroom Games and Toys
- Mom’s Choice Award, Family Choice Award, PAL Award, PAL Top Ten
Disguised as a treasure hunt, this multi-award-winning children’s literacy game gets kids physically active as they read clues and search to find a hidden surprise. Open the uKloo box and discover 54 clue cards, a Picture Helper reference poster, 12 blank Surprise cards and 12 blank Write Your Own Clue cards. The edu-tainment game has been proven effective for early readers, reluctant readers, ADHD, ADD, and children on the Autism Spectrum.
uKloo Riddle Edition Treasurer Hunt Game • Ages 7+ • $17.99
This thinking game is the next-step for youngsters to reach even higher reading levels. Parents lay riddle cards around the house to create a trail leading to a surprise. An enclosed hints booklet can be accessed if the child gets stuck. If the child is really stuck and needs the answer they must reflect upon it – in a mirror! Parents decide how many cards to use, which cards to use and leave out, and what type of surprise will best motivate the child. After all, who knows their kids best? Game includes 75 riddle cards, a Hints Helper booklet, a Secret Answers list, Write your Own Riddle cards pad, Surprise cards pad and tips to write your own riddles.
Looking for more family friendly/cooperative games to give or receive this holiday season? Here are four best bets from Continuum Games:
- iParenting Media Winner
- Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence
- National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
Learning to count money just got even more fun with this all new Exact Change card game. Perfect for all ages seeking to learn how to count money in an engaging math game! The goal is to play all of your cards first. You can discard cards by matching the color of the last card played, by matching the currency value (play a penny on a penny), or by making EXACT CHANGE. Making exact change allows you to discard multiple cards that add up to the value of the last card played. If the last card played shows a quarter, you can make exact change by playing two dimes and a nickel…allowing you to discard three cards in one play!
Perfect Timing • Ages 5+ • $9.99
Kids won’t need to ask what time it is after playing this fast paced, cooperative game. They set their game clock to the right place in time. Players work together to move the hands of the clock and get it to read the time on the 12 clock cards. If the time is passed on a clock card, that clock busts! Match the clocks without busting three times and everybody wins! The whole family or an afterschool playdate will enjoy solving this challenge.
Lightning Fast Math • Ages 5+ • $9.99
Without counting on their fingers, kids solve simple arithmetic equations in their head while playing cards. Players flip over a card from the draw pile; keeping the card they flipped face up in front of them. All cards have a number, color and math symbol. When two players have a card with a matching color and math symbol, they go head to head to see who can solve the problem first. For example: if two players have blue cards with plus symbols, the first player to add the numbers on the cards and call out the answer wins the other player’s card. The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
WordQ Jumbled Crossword Brainteaser • Ages 8+ • $12.99
Everyone in the house will want to try this jumbled crossword brainteaser. Part word game, part crossword puzzle; it’s actually 40 great puzzles in one box. Great for solo play or while traveling to Grandma’s house for the holidays. This is the ideal stocking stuffer for the crossword lover! Various levels allow for challenging gameplay!
ABOUT CONTINUUM GAMES
Continuum Games, Inc. is a privately owned company with a mission to bring families together through exciting new game concepts that appeal to all generations of game players. First formed by Greg and Niki Hughes in 2007, the company has grown from a small game manufacturing company into a full service game publishing company, distributor and consulting firm. Continuum Games publishes its own line of award winning games and also serve as a distributor to the BEST in class games from independent manufacturers. In February 2011, Continuum Games joined forces with Around the Table Games, creators of the award winning Family Talk series of products. Around the Table Games founder Beth Daniels has a shared mission to create products that draw families together and appeal to the needs of today’s busy families. Both Greg and Beth are parents who bring a Mom and Dad perspective to the games and products that they create.