My daughter is finally adjusting to school. Now that she is settled in she is anxious to learn. One of her goals for the year is to learn to read.
Recently, we tried Ukloo, a treasure hunt game to help children ages 4 and up learn to read! To play, leave clue cards out to help your child find the surprise card (treasure) at the end. My daughter knows she will always find her first clue on the dining room table. There are three levels to choose from. Starting with level 1 and only a few clue cards is best for early readers. The child reads each clue, with a picture helper to aid them if they don’t know a word. When they learn the game and become more comfortable reading, add more clue cards and move up a level. I accidentally put a level 3 out, it took awhile but she was able to find the next clue. Be sure to leave the picture helper somewhere your child can easily find it. The first few times I left it next to the first clue. You can also leave it on the refrigerator when you aren’t playing for your child to look at as a refresher! Several blank clue cards and surprise cards are included for you to personalize them for your child.
It’s been fun watching my daughter as she finds her surprises. Changing up the surprises kept her wanting to play more. We have made it part of our daily routine, giving her more exposure to the sight words. I have clues set up every afternoon when she returns from school. I do “bigger/ better” surprises on Friday. Surprise Ideas include:
- Sweet treats: Lollipop, cookie, piece of candy
- Extra iPad time
- A new book
- Special Time with Mommy and/or Daddy
- Fill out a surprise card for a “Fun Friday” movie or outing
- PJ Party with a friend
Ukloo makes reading funds, builds self-confidence, encourages independence, promotes sight-reading (visual word recognition), offers basics of sentence structure and introduces research skills. A great gift for birthdays, Holidays and for teachers (to include in their classrooms). To buy click here. Coming soon: Ukloo 2 for ages 7+ and the Ukloo Reading Adventure App.
Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. I received a sample of Ukloo for the purpose of this review but did not alter my opinions.