I purchased a KlOO game my first year of teaching to help a small
group of 3rd graders practice reading aloud in their native language
(Spanish). Before this game, students were incredibly shy to begin
reading aloud, but KLOO was a real game changer! These kids got a kick
out of making sentences that were grammatically correct, but sounded
silly like "We ate the delicious cardigan." My kids are hooked. As 5th
graders, the same students will beg to play KLOO. I love this game as
it is something that students can play on their own when they finish
their work in my 3rd-5th grade classes and it continues to build
vocabulary for even beginners. Because I have had to pack this game
back and forth between my two schools, I finally invested in a second
game. KLOO has been worth every penny! I am a huge KLOO fan!
I'm an educational psychologist and I work on and off with children
and young people who have been excluded from school due to social and
emotional difficulties. I bought 'Catch the Bug' to use with a
9-year-old child who has additional needs and had become completely
resistant to any activity that involved literacy. (He tended to become
physically aggressive when any book or print was brought near him.)
Initially, he was not encouraged to have any interaction with the
print on the cards – he arranged the cards according to colour, and
was then delighted when I read the sentences he had made back to him,
as part of the game of fitting together the animal cards. By small
steps, he became happy to join in with some of the reading and was
assisted in starting to overcome his aversion literacy. I think the
game is excellent, especially because it is 'error proof', and can be
used in different ways according to children's literacy and engagement
We are using Italian Pack 1 to supplement our Italian lessons. It's a great way to help us form sentences, remember words, etc. -- and it's fun! Thank you for a great game. We will be buying Pack 2.
I think this is a fabulous way to learn a language. It's fun, it's reassuring and you learn. I'm going to try it with all my students. So far, they love it. And so do I.
I teach French to adults and I love finding new resources to try out. I wondered if the game would be suitable for them, but I was pleasantly surprised when I used it with them for the first time. They loved it! They are learning while having fun. Great product.
Fantastic product. I love card and board games, and have been wanting to start learning French. This game is a quick fun way of combining these two, and learning useful French. It has a great combination of luck and skill too. Super quick and easy to pick up!
Your company was a pleasure to deal with and the game is a lot of fun!!
As a TEFL teacher I've found catch the bug game useful in many ways. The cards are captive and fun. Firstly my students learn the vocabulary by using the pictures ,then act out the verbs,followed by the adjectives. They learn the sentence order very quickly guided by the coloured arrows, and use the different sentence combinations building the students confidence - all in the name of fun!
I have also used the French Kloo cards to help improve my French with great success, especially by using the extra tenses cards which are available from the kloo site. The board games used in conjunction with the cards really sharpen the students concentration and keeps them keen!
I requested and received French "Kloo" for Christmas. Looked for
appropriate games to share with classmates over semester break from a first-level French community college class that had just ended. Eager to give it a try, I recruited my husband to play two games from deck 1, and found it fun and
challenging. Each of us had studied French in college, each with a different focus on the language. He recognized verbs in various conjugations, which now was more difficult for me. Both of us learned nouns he had never encountered before. So we, with constant repetition of their use in context, became comfortable speaking phrases. Then learned new adjectives to build our sentences. I can't wait to share this my new friends during the holiday break!
I'm an adult trying to learn French and cannot tell you how much playing Kloo French has helped. Most learning games are aimed at young children so to find a game that adults and children can both play is fantastic. It's so easy to start playing, it's fun, we play quick rounds while cooking dinner and even my almost fluent husband has fun! Thanks Kloo can't recommend highly enough.