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Doreen Dotto invented the perfect game for kids who are learning to read (like my JJ) called UKloo. Maybe it will be perfect for you, too. It’s pronounced you-clue and will send your beginning reader on an exciting treasure hunt adventure.
And, for prizes? We try to give each other the weirdest treasures possible, it’s totally hilarious. Recent treasures included: an empty box of cereal, a half-used lip balm, a gum wrapper.
Treasures: setting the bar low.
Hunting for whatever treasures you choose will get your resistant reader reading because she or he must read the clues. Or even get your not-resistant reader reading. It will get any child reading, how’s that? Without even realizing it!
I like the directions on the cards which come in three colors which signify three levels of difficulty. Yellow = level 1. Blue = level 2. Pink = level 3. A colorful poster matches the written clues with pictures for reading help.
Dotto said, “The game was conceived when I was challenged by my son who in grade two, refused to do his reading homework. He always loved being read to, but, when it came time for him to learn to read, he would literally hide. I knew I had to get creative and decided to turn the tables and hide the reading!…in very short order he was laughing, learning and embracing the idea of reading as a fun activity. I am very happy to say that my son is now at the University of Guelph, studying…..Surprise….ENGLISH!“
JJ started with the yellow cards and a few pink cards.
We took turns putting the cards out in order, for the other person to find.
JJ and I think this game addicting — it’s so fun!!
And, she’s practicing reading!!!
Hooray for UKloo!
I know this game will be a great addition to your game collection, don’t you think? Great for your summer reading!
Comment below to be entered to win uKloo. For U.S. and Canada residents. Winners will be chosen at random. Contest ends May 29, 2011.
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