I bought the first Kloo game,Catch a Bug, when I began teaching my two children to read. It's simple and easy for them to play. When I began teaching teaching ESL children the next games, Kloo Zoo and Race to London were the perfect progression. There aren't many board games for ESL teaching and these games are fun and aid progress. The option to print off more cards in different tenses was very useful too.
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!